The wife of a medical practitioner at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Dr. Ekpo Edet, has given birth to quintuplets after 10 years of marriage.
Edet, whose wife gave birth on Monday through normal delivery, said they had been without any child for 10 years.
He said that his joy knew no bound when the wife successful delivered three girls and two boys.
Although our corresponded could not have access to wife on Tuesday, elated Edet described the new born babies as precious gifts from God.
He said, “I want to thank God almighty for this precious gift of five children. He is a faithful God; the children are kicking and in good condition.
“God has been faithful to my family; five children at a go is indeed a wonderful blessing to me and my wife.
“It is not going to be easy taking care of the children; I am soliciting for support from all well-meaning Nigerians, all my friends and well wishers.”
Chief Medical Director of UCTH, Dr. Thomas Agan, said that the development was a moment of joy for the couple because they have hoped on the lord for the fruit of the womb.
“I am very excited to see one of my staff in a happy mood. The lord has done it for them. Five children at a go is a very big blessing to the couple.
“This is the first time in the history of the state that a woman is delivering of five children at a go and all the babies are perfectly in good condition.
“I am happy that the UCTH has also set a record of delivering five children safely from one mother. The quintuplets are weighing between 1.45kg and 1.75kg. There are currently in the Special Care Babies Unit of the hospital,” he said.