Power Outage At Ambassadorial Nominees Screening

There was a drama in the Senate on Tuesday as power outage almost
stalled the screening of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees by the
Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.

The committee was screening the 7th nominee, Baba Ahmed Jidda from Borno
State when the light went off at 12: 13 p.m.The screening committee was
forced to suspend proceedings abruptly.

Former Senate leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, advised the committee to continue the screening.The Nation reports.

About three minutes later, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, asked the nominee to continue the exercise.

For over one hour, the screening committee used different gadgets such
as rechargeable lamps, handset light to illuminate the room before power
was restored at 1:06 p.m.