24-year-old Oluomachi Nwoye, a final-year student of Forestry at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUAU), Abia State, gave birth to her 5 babies, two boys and three girls, on Monday night.
“It was my first birth. I feel happy, it’s the best gift,” she said, while it’s worth noting that she gave birth naturally, which is not recommended due to the higher ʀɪsᴋ of birth ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs and ɪɴꜰᴀɴᴛ ᴍᴏʀᴛᴀʟɪᴛʏ.
The final-year student’s mother, Mrs. Priscilla Nwojo, who was busy attending to them, said that she was overjoyed by the gift of quintuplets to her daughter.
She, however, noted that such uncommon blessings usually come with peculiar challenges.
Mrs. Nwojo appealed to the 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 in Nigeria.”
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 in pap, and my husband is a tailor. We will be happy if the 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.”