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At Least VP Osinbajo Experiences what Nigerians experienced Everyday (Read his reaction)

The truth is many of our leaders, ever since emerged at the seat of power, have never experienced a situation where there will no electricity for hours, not to talk of weeks, months.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
Well, that is exactly what happened yesterday, Daily Sun reports that there was mild drama in Minna, capital of Niger State, yesterday, when Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, accompanied by his wife, Dolapo,  got a feel of the epileptic power outage being experienced in recent times with five minutes blackout.


The occasion was the 8th Festival of Songs, organised by the Minna Choral Society, with Osinbajo, his wife and the state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, in attendance.

The well-attended festival was barely 30 minutes when power went off, throwing the entire hall into confusion. This brought the event to  a halt for five minutes.

There was uneasy calm as security agents and the state government, as well as the organisers battled to restore power.

However, when the confusion was on, governor Bello excused himself from the hall and returned to the hall after light had been restored.


The governor reportedly went to observe his prayers but the august visitors kept their cool until power was restored.

Some dignitaries at the occasion expressed disappointment at the embarrassment and blamed the organisers for relying solely on Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) as against the usual practice of getting a generator on standby whenever there is an event at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre in Minna.

Really? Getting generators ready is that the solution? This proves that we have a long way to go for having a steady power supply.

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