By Stephen Adeleye.
Mr Ozigi Onoruoyiza Samson, a father of newborn triplets at Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Lokoja, has solicited for financial support to offset his medical bills and for the upkeep of the triplets with other two siblings.
Samson, 35, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lokoja, that his wife, Faith Ovayami Samson, 34, was delivered of three babies (triplets), two males and one female on March 24, 2021, at FMC Lokoja through Caesarean Section (CS).
According to Samson, his wife and the three babies are in good condition in the hospital, but seeking for the assistance of the State Government and other well meaning Nigerians to pay the medical bills and upkeep of the babies.
Samson, an indigene of Obehira Community in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State, who resides in Lokoja, said he was an applicant as he lost his job in 2020 due to the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
“God has blessed us with two girls before, thinking that after this third one we will close everything, but God decided to bless us with triplets.
“Now, God has blessed us with triplets (two boys and one girl). We did not plan for it, but God blessed us.
“I am an applicant and HND Holder in Accounting, and my wife is a private school teacher. I used to work at FCMB as a Marketer until we were laid off in 2020 due to the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.
“As at now, I am unemployed seeking for job. I am stranded, and could not afford to pay for the medical bills of my wife and the three babies not to talk of their feeding and upkeep.
“We are begging for financial help and otherwise. I and my wife are appealing to well wishers and well meaning Nigerians to come to our aid.
“We are particularly begging the Kogi State Government to come to our aid to be able to pay our hospital bills and cater for these children.
“I did not plan for it but God decided to bless me with three children at once, please I need help,” Samson passionately appealed.
When our Correspondent visited the hospital, the mother of the triplets and the three babies were in good condition.
The mother of the triplets, Faith Samson, also appealed to the Government, NGOs and other well meaning Nigerians to come to their aid.
For your kind assistance and donations to support Samson and family, below are their phone contacts:
Ozigi Samson: 08036047733
Faith Samson (wife): 09066776139