By Agnes Nworie
A group identified as Twins and Multiple Births Care Foundation has appealed to government, corporate bodies, philanthropists, and good spirited individuals to render assistance to one of their member’s family whose wife died shortly after giving birth to triplet.
Speaking with newsmen in Abakaliki the founder of the foundation Mr. Godwin Ezeaka disclosed that mother of the triplet died after giving birth the and call for both financial and material assistance to the widower native of Uduku Igbudu in Agubia-Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State in rising the innocent children.
“However, we are calling on the Federal Government, Ebonyi State, Ikwo Local Governments and well-meaning Nigerians to as a matter of urgency lend helping hands to us to take care of the babies before lives will be lost again due to lack of proper care to the triplets through the following bank details. Account Name: Olube Donatus, Account 0036872292 Bank: Union Bank,” Mr. Ezeaka appealed.
The husband’s contact phone number for clarifications was given as Prince Olube: 08122034384
The widower, Mr. Donatus Uche Olube who is a peasant farmer during our visit narrated that the gift of a triplet to his family was welcomed with great joy as the wife; late Mrs. Ngozi Olube was unable to bear children for him for many years after their marriage was consummated.
According to him, unfortunately, days after delivery of the triplets at Comprehensive Hospital, Agubia Ikwo, his wife, mother of the triplets a petty trader gave up the ghost, leaving him and the children in untold hardship and difficulties.
He lamented that the triplets are currently being taken care of by a young girl who have no knowledge of motherhood and maternity and as a result of the unfortunate death and expressed worry that, if proper attention is not given to them, he might lose the triplets too.
“I have sold all I have and have been finding it difficult to cater for the babies. My earning is too meager to sustain the family. All the efforts I have made selling off some of our belongings have not paid off and we seriously need extra support so that the children won’t die untimely.”