The Ministry of Power has blamed the management of the National Assembly (NASS) for the power outages which disrupted Wednesday’s sitting of the Senate ad hoc committee during the probe of funds expended on the power sector since 1999.
In a statement by Timothy Oyedeji, the ministry said the cause of the incessant power outages experienced at the sitting was not from the distribution network of Abuja Distribution Company.
The ministry said NASS, with its alternative source of power supply, could have relied solely on its stand-by generator for an assignment of this magnitude.
“The official position about this unfortunate development is that it was the faulty internal electricity supply system that caused the frequent power outages and not from the distribution network of Abuja DISCO.
“NASS, with its alternative source of power supply, could have put on the stand-by generator for an assignment of this magnitude, so the problem is with its internal supply system,” the statement said.