The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, said he had approved the sum of N2 million for the couple who gave birth to a set of quintuplets in Awka.
This was disclosed by the state’s Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Ify Obinabo, in her office on Monday.
Obinabo noted that the support came after the couple, based in Onitsha – Mr and Mrs Tochukwu Amaechi, delivered a set of quintuplets at Life International Hospital, in Awka.
She added that the money which was currently being processed by the ministry was a token for the well-being of the quintuplets, three males and two females who were delivered on March 29, 2023.
She said the support would be sent to the family immediately after the ministry was done processing it.
In an interview, the mother, Chidinma Amaechi, told The punch about her journey to the delivery of her quintuplets and the mixed feelings and challenges thereafter.
She narrated how she prayed for a set of twins, but God gave her five babies.
“After waiting for nine years for children, I started praying to God for twins or miracle babies that would shock the world after the long awaited years, but I did not expect that they would be up to five.
“In all of these, I still give God the glory because He alone can do it, although, it is not easy to cater to five children at the same time, but we are looking unto God and well spirited individuals to come to our rescue,” she told The punch