A 32-year-old woman, Nkechi Okonya has given up the ghost after delivering a set of triplets in Abuja.
According to reports, Okonya bled to death shortly after the birth of her triplets at Bwari General Hospital in Abuja.
The family members of the deceased are now asking for help to raise the triplets and their older siblings, Jersey and Kimberly, as they have dropped out of school because there’s no one to take care of their education.
Before her death, Okonya was said to be the family’s bread-winner, raising her two children and supporting her husband with the proceeds of her petty trade, neighbours said.
Mr Okonya’s younger sister, Mary, visibly troubled told PREMIUM TIMES during a visit to the family in Kubwa, “This is a very big challenge because my brother does not have anything doing at the moment, he is financially unstable. The responsibility of taking care of the triplets and the two other children has become a burden for relatives and friends.”
The late mother’s elder sister, Ogonnaya Obasi, said she was planning to take the five children down to Abakiliki, Ebonyi state, to know how she could handle the situation from there.
“I want to take them to Abakiliki. I don’t have any plan but I pray God will help us. I beg the government to come to our aid and give the children scholarships. I also beg civil societies and well-meaning Nigerians to assist in training the triplets”.