Quintuplets parents get N500,000 monthly for a year


The lucky parents of the first set of quintuplets born in Lagos State this year will get N500,000 monthly for one year, courtesy of the governor’s wife, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode.

Mrs Ambode announced the donation of her monthly allowance to Mr and Mrs Augustine Obiefuna when she visited the babies at Lagos Island Maternity Hospital yesterday.

Mrs Obiefuna give birth to the babies – three boys and two girls – on Tuesday.

Mrs. Ambode also promised free supply of diapers, milk and other essentials for the babies for one year.

She came to the hospital with two bus-loads of beds, mattresses, diapers, boxes of cloths, socks, pants and caps, among others, for the babies.

Her husband, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, gave an undisclosed sum of money, for the care of the babies, who weighed between 1.5kg and 2kg at birth.

Speaking during the visit, Mrs. Ambode hailed their mother for regularly attending ante-natal while pregnant.

She urged expectant mothers to shun quacks and self-medication and attend ante-natal in government hospitals for standard medical care.

Mrs. Ambode said: “You can all see why it is good to register in a government hospital where standard medical care is guaranteed. This woman registered early and regularly attended her ante-natal clinics. The result is that all five babies were safely delivered to the glory of God”.

She praised the medical team, especially the consultant, Dr. Ogungbemile Babalola, for their professional service, stressing that the government would always prioritise healthcare services for expectant mothers, to eradicate maternal and infant mortality.

Obiefuna, thanked the governor and his wife, for their gesture, which, according to him, transcended ethnic considerations.

He said: “We are surprised that despite being non-indigenes of Lagos State, the governor and his wife could show us so much love and kindness. They are just wonderful. We never imagined that Her Excellency could personally come here to see our new babies. We cannot stop praying for them and their children, for God’s favour, protection and wisdom at all times.”

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