- Woman gives birth to quintuplets after 18 years of marriage
- The babies were conceived through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) in Abia state but delivered in Kogi, Nigeria
- The father of the quintuplets, James Okeigbo, is a transport agent and cries out for financial assistance to take care of his wife and children
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The woman, identified as Uchenna Okeigbo, delivered her kids safely and they all are in good condition. Okeigbo, who is a resident of Olokoro Amangbo Community, Umuahia, gave birth to three boys and two baby girls on Wednesday, April 17, through a caesarean section.
In line with our culture of reporting verified stories, Briefly.co.za reached out to the woman and her husband on the birth of their bundles of joy. While the mother of the quintuplets said she is too weak to talk as she is still recuperating, the excited father of the babies, James Okeigbo, willingly opened up on their journey to being parents after 18 years of waiting.
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Sharing his excitement on becoming a father for the first time in his life, James said the journey started with an IVF done in Abia, his home state, but the babies were delivered in Kogi state since he works and lives in the Obajana area of the state.
He works as a transport agent with a company owned by his brother-in-law. James claimed he has been in Kogi state for 10 years now.
He said: "I am the most excited man in Nigeria and in the world"
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When asked about how he will be able to take care of his quintuplets, James, in a shaky voice, said "That is my problem now. I know it will not be easy and it has been making think too much. I think a lot and I am afraid.
I know I need financial assistance anywhere it can come because I know my salary cannot sustain us. Even to pay hospital bills, it has been with help from my brother-in-law.
Briefly.co.za also spoke with Uchenna's elder brother, Gabriel Okechukwu, who has stood by the family since the birth of these children. He owns the company the father of the quintuplets works. Uchenna said though he has been of assistance to the family, he cannot do it all alone. He said the family needs help from well-meaning Nigerians for their joy to be full with these children.
Well-meaning and kind-hearted Nigerians willing to help the family can contact the family through their cell phones.
James Okeigbo: 08034272942
Uchenna Okeigbo: 08054320983
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