24- year old final year student of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture in Umudike, Abia State, Oluomachi Nwojo, has delivered a set of quintuplets.
The student of Environmental Management, a native of Abriba in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State, delivered the babies at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia through caesarean section.
Oluomachi had two baby boys and three girls.
Speaking, the final-year student expressed happiness at the delivery of her babies, describing it as a wonderful experience.
She said: “This is my first delivery and I am grateful to God for making me a partaker of this wonderful blessing.
“I believe God knows the best for my children; I am feeling fine and gradually recuperating from the birth of my babies.
“I am calling on the government and good-spirited individuals to help me in training the babies because I cannot carry the burden alone.
“At this stage, I need assistance to buy milk and other necessities for the babies.”
The Director of Protocol at the hospital, Darlington Madubuko, said the delivery of the quintuplets was the first of multiple deliveries at the facility.
“The hospital records more than 50 multiple births annually and our staff are well trained to successfully handle such cases.
“We have had quadruplets before now, but this is the first time the hospital is recording the birth of quintuplets in the recent past.
“The two male babies are in the neonatal unit of the hospital receiving treatment and the three female babies are with their mother in the postnatal ward,” Madubuko said.