A group of women in Kaduna have protested their men's inability to satisfy them during sex.
In an unprecedented move, a group of women from the Rido community in Kaduna State, have to the streets to protest their husband's sexual weakness, demanding that the start performing their matrimonial duties or face a mass divorce.
The women who thronged the NDA Junction in the state capital to press home their point, heaped the blame for their husband's erectile dysfunction on the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC), alleged that the chemical waste and fumes from the company into their environemnt, has, contributed to their husband's loss of sexual potency, making them unable to satisfy their women on bed.
Speaking to journalists during the protest, some married women said most men in the Mararaba Rido community suffered one form of reproductive health problem or the other due to the toxic waste from the KRPC.
They reported that their men suffer weak erection and infertility, while the women often miscarry their babies or their ovaries are affected.
A community leader, Mohammed Bashar, also pointed out:
"Most of the complaints could be associated with secondary infertility, because victims have, in the past, given birth to children before they suddenly stopped.
There was widespread belief that smoke and poisonous gases emitted from the refinery have reproductive health effect on people living in the area, but no medical report has confirmed the allegation due to inability of villagers to seek comprehensive medical tests, perhaps owing to lack of awareness and poverty."
A married woman, Jummai Isaac, 27, said she has not been able to conceive since she got married in the year 2000.
"I haven’t conceived since I got married in the last fourteen years, and doctors have, on several occasions, confirmed to me absence of any known cause of inability to get pregnant.
Initially, doctors thought I had fibroid in my womb, but after several scans and some medical tests, they dispelled that notion."