Couple Welcome Cross River’s First Quintuplets After 10 Years Of Waiting
A couple who waited for 10, has been blessed with quintuplets comprising of three girls and two boys in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. It’s understood this is the first time quintuplets would be delivered in Cross River State which makes it historic.
Dr. Ekpo Edet, the proud father of the quintuplets, who could not hold back his excitement, said:
“I want to thank God almighty, He’s a faithful God. The first time in the history of Cross River State, the first time in the history of UCTH. Five at a go! God has been just been faithful as we have concluded the first phase and the doctors have confirmed that the babies are kicking. We are entering into the second phase and I know it’s not going to be easy but I solicit for support from all well-meaning Nigerians, all my friends and well-wishers.
Dr Linda Ayade, the wife of the governor was present to see to babies, While expressing her delight at the miraculous birth of the quintuplets, she said it’s a sign of good tidings in the state and country at large. She thanked the new mother for opting for professional services of birth attendants. Her Excellency after showering the babies with prayers, further made a donation of one million naira to the celebrating couple and another five hundred thousand naira to the medical experts who made sure the babies were delivered successfully.
According to the Facebook user who shared the photos, Inok Solomon, the quintuplets were born between 10:50am and 10:54am and weighed between 1.45kg and 1.75kg. They are currently in the Special Care Babies Unit of the Teaching Hospital and are in very good condition.