A gathering of ladies from the Rido community in Kaduna State, took to the roads on Wednesday, February 19, 2015 to freely talk about their spouse’s sexual shortcoming, asking that they begin performing their marital obligations or face mass divorce.
The ladies, who were assembled at the NDA Junction in the state capital, blamed the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) for their husbans’s failure to perform as a consequence of the chemical waste and exhaust from the organization into their surroundings.
Identifying with newsmen amid the dissent, a portion of the wedded ladies griped bitingly that a percentage of the men in the Mararaba Rido community were barren because of the dangerous wastes from the KRPC.
They said that their husbands suffer from weak erection and barrenness, while the ladies suffer unnatural birth cycle(miscarriage) and other wellbeing complications.
A wedded lady, Jummai Isaac, 27, said she has not taken in 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.”
However, one of the community leader, Mohammed Bashar, explained that, “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.”