By Eke Ihanyi
While many barren women visit many prayer houses and traditional medicine practitioners in search of fruit of the womb, Mrs Miriam Nkechi Ibe, who is said to be a staff of Awka North local government council, has been blessed with quadruplet at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra, a gift the family considered as an overdose.
Mrs Ibe, who was delivered of the babies through caesarean, said before the quadruplet came, she had a 3-year-old girl for her husband and, perhaps, in an effort to increase the number and mix it up with a male child, four came at a time, three males and a female on June 3, 2019.
Her husband, a native of Mbaitolu in Imo state and an evangelist attached to St. Barth’s Anglican Church, Umuezeagu – Uruagu, Nnewi, though beaming with smiles at the hospital with gratitude to God, had mixed feelings as he expressed concern on how to cope with the situation, judging from the economic situation in the country.
Mr. Ibe said, “Immediately after the delivery, somebody came where I was waiting and said to me, congratulations father of four. I shouted Jesus! I was not expecting four at a go. Actually, we were told from the scan conducted in one of the hospitals in Nnewi that they were three but to my greatest surprise, they turned out to be four.”
Ibe appeals to government and public-spirited individuals to come to his assistance to enable him cope with the situation. He gave his contact phone number as 08033030067 or Ekenedilichukwu Collins Ibe, Acct No: 3103361175 as his account details.