The family of Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki were thrown into a major panic earlier today in Lagos as a massive power outage occurred at the Eko Hotel venue of his daughter’s wedding causing guest booked into the hotel to worry about their safety.
SaharaReporters learned that as early 6 am the electrical systems at the sprawling hotel complex malfunctioned leading to an unexplained blackout in the entire complex including the pricey “Eko Hotel Signature” block. Several of the building and the hall where the wedding was billed to take place was still in darkness as at the time of publishing this report.
Mr. Saraki is spending at least N1.3billion in the three-state wedding ceremony for his daughter, Olutosin Halima Saraki expected to span a month. The ceremony which started last weekend in Ilorin, Kwara state will end with two events in Abuja on December 7th, 2017.
Hotel engineers working to resolve the power outage said they were surprised at the scale of the blackout as it affected power generators stationed on the premises that ought to have effortlessly kicked in after the publicly supplied electricity stopped working.