Power Blackout: Warri women storm streets in protest

Energy Crisis Threatens the Western Power Grids05 March 2014, Warri – Scores of aggrieved women took to the streets in protests over worrisome power outage in Eyara layout of the city while market women at the Ogbuwangwe Market broke down in tears disrupting traffic on the NPA Expressway as bulldozers wrecked their makeshift shops.

The Eyara placard flying protesters from the Generator Area of the Warri suburb matched through McDemott Junction unto Warri-Sapele Road and terminating at Warri Area office of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), disrupting traffic.

Some of their placards read: “Rationing of light, estimated bills, but no light,” “We pay for NEPA bills, we do not use NEPA”, “We say no to bills without light” and “No light, no bill.”


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