After ten years of waiting for a child, a couple gave birth to quintuplets comprising of three girls and two boys in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH).
The proud father of the quintuplets, Dr Ekpo Edet, could not hold back his joy and excitement he said “I want to thank God almighty, He’s a faithful God. Five at a go! God has been just been faithful as we have concluded the first phase and the doctors have confirmed that the babies are kicking. We are entering into the second phase and I know it’s not going to be easy but I solicit for support from all well-meaning Nigerians, all my friends and well-wishers.
Wife of the governor, Dr Linda Ayade, who visited the couple in the hospital, expressed delight as this was another first in the State’s history. She said it’s a sign of good tidings in the state and country at large. She thanked the new mother for opting for professional services of birth attendants. She showered the babies with prayers and donated the sum of N1 million to the parents of the quintuplet.
The State Commissioner for Health , Dr. Inyang Asibong, congratulated the father of the babies who in spite of the whole tension and expectations during the period of the pregnancy was steadfast as it has been a long wait for the couple.
Dr. Ayade alongside the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong also made a donation of N500,000 to another couple that gave birth to a set of twins at the hospital.
The quintuplets who were born between 10:50 a.m and 10:54 a.m this morning weighed between 1.45kg and 1.75kg are currently in the Special Care Babies Unit of the Teaching Hospital and are in very good condition.