An unmarried final year student of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture in Umudike, near Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria, Monday gave birth to quintuplets: three girls and two boys.
Twenty-four-year-old forestry student Oluomachi Nwojo delivered the babies at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, at about 9:15 pm, hospital officials said.
The new mother and her babies are at the Nkasiobi Ward of the hospital, receiving special care.
Oluomachi’s mother – Priscilla Nwojo – who’s also helping attend to her daughter and the bundles of joy, said she was “over-joyed by the gift of quintuplets to her daughter,” noting that such uncommon blessing comes with its unique challenges.
She, therefore, appealed to government and the pubic to come to the aid of her family.
“It’s not easy to take care of one baby how much more five persons under the present situation of Nigeria,” Mrs. Nwojo, 56, from Amamba in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State, said.
She added she’s a petty trader and that her daughter Oluomachi is a twin.
”I thank God for this special gift. I’m a trader. I deal on pap and my husband is a tailor. We will be happy if government can come to our help.”
She said she could be reached on telephone at 08035746487.
The father of the quintuplets, who reportedly hails from Umunnya, Anambra State, has not come to visit Oluomachi and the children at the hospital, sources at the hospital said.