Anambra state first lady, Ebelechukwu Obiano (Osodieme), on Wednesday, August 22, paid a visit to Life International Hospital, Awka and paid N1.62 million hospital bill for Ifeoma Nwaka who gave birth to quintuplets.
Last week, Ifeaoma had begged Nigerians to assist her to foot her bills. However, Osodieme who is known for her philanthropic gestures surprised her.
According to ‘Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS)’ Mrs Obiano who commended the mother of the babies, also urged her to take care of them.
The first lady also praised the hospital for their wonderful facilities and staff which ensured safe delivery of the babies. She also noted that the existence of such world class hospital is a testimony to the security of lives and properties in Anambra state.
Osodieme’s entourage included the Commissioner for Social Welfare, Women, Children Affairs Lady Ndidi Mezue, the Transition Committee Chairman of Awka North Hon Lawrence Onwuzuka, who gave the sum of hundred thousand Naira, and the member representing Orumba South at the State House of Assembly Princess Nikki Ugochukwu, who supported with the sum of fifty thousand Naira, to relieve the burden from the family.
Professor Ikechebelu, the chief medical director of the hospital, who had given five percent discount on the bills, said that the intervention of Osodieme tells a rare story of a mother whose sacrifices for her children is peerless, adding that the new hospital remains committed to the best.
The quintuplets’ mother said that the visit by Osodieme is a saving grace to the family, adding that she had always heard of the Osodieme’s goodwill without knowing that she would one day be a beneficiary.
Ifeaoma revealed that she was initially shocked by the ultrasound revelations, but carried on since she saw it as miraculous.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Odoh Helen, a resident of Nnewi in Anambra state, gave birth to a set of quintuplets (4 boys and a girl).
Mrs Odoh, 29, a fashion designer, gave birth to the kids at God's Mercy Maternity Hospital in the commercial city of Nnewi, weeks after she was told she was expecting triplets, after undergoing scan.
Her immediate concern was how to settle her hospital bills and cater for her new born babies, whose arrival now makes her a mother of 9 (she had 4 kids before now).
Nigeria News Today: Woman Delivers Quintuplets in Anambra, Asks Nigerians for Help | Naij.com TV