24 years old student gives birth to five children as ASUU strike continues
CITIZENS COMPASS- EIGHT months into the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), a final year student of Forestry at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUAU), Abia state, has given birth to a set of quintuplets at the Federal Medical Centre Umuahia.
The quintuplets comprising two boys and three girls were delivered at 9:15 pm on Monday by 24 years old Oluomachi Nwoye.
The quintuplets are three girls and two boys.
Oluomachi’s mother disclosed this to our Correspondent who visited the Nkasiobi Ward of the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Umuahia, where Oluomachi and her children were being catered for, the two boys were said to be receiving special attention at the ‘In-born unit’ of the hospital.
The babies were observed in their bed but their mother was still too weak to respond to inquiries from our Correspondent.
Meanwhile, the final year student’s mother, Mrs. Priscilla Nwojo who was busy attending to them told our Correspondent that she was over-joyed by the gift of a quintuplets to her daughter.
She, however, noted that such uncommon blessing usually comes with its peculiar challenges.
Mrs Nwojo appealed to Government and public-spirited individuals to come to the aid of the family, saying that ” it’s not easy to take care of one (baby), how much more five persons under the present situation of Nigeria”.
The 56-year- old grand mother from Amamba in Abiriba kingdom of Ohafia Local Government Area, who gave her contact as 08035746487, said she was a petty trader while her husband “is a tailor.”
According to the mother of six, her daughter Oluomachi is also a twin.