Final year student gives birth to quintuplets in Umuahia


Oluomachi Nwoye, a 24-year-old final year student of Forestry at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUAU), Abia state, has given birth to a set of five babies.

Nwoye gave birth to the quintuplets comprising two boys and three girls on Monday night at the Federal Medical Centre Umuahia.

The babies are receiving special attention at ‘In-born’ unit, Nkasiobi Ward of the FMC Umuahia.

The final year student’s mother, Mrs Priscilla Nwojo expressed joy over the gift of a quintuplets to her daughter but, however, noted that such uncommon blessing usually comes with its peculiar challenges.

Mrs Nwojo appealed to Government and public-sprited 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, 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.

”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 because it’s not easy to take care of one (baby), not to talk of five. But we thank God in everything”.