Some women living in Diobu Mile 1 and Mile 3 areas of Port Harcourt, the River State capital have protested against the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC).
According to the women, the recent power outages and overnight heat waves in Garden City are having a negative impact on them.
Waving placards and singing songs, the protesting women insist that the food in the refrigerator spoils and must be thrown away regularly.
One protester who requested anonymity said,
I came to tell NEPA that there is no light in the Mile 3 area.''I pay my bill every month and there is no light.
Interestingly, they also claim that the situation has led to the reduction of romantic activity in marriages, as husbands are unable to fulfill their marital duties due to the heat.
As of press time, the PHEDC has not issued a statement. However, the current reduction in power supply in the Port Harcourt metropolis may not be unrelated to the recent collapse of the national power grid.