A Nigerian woman, Oluwakemi Funmilayo Aminu and her husband Mark Imudia Uduehi celebrated their set of quintuplets on their first birthday recently.
The children were reportedly born in Abuja, when Uduehi from Ekpoma in Esan West Local Government Area, was then unemployed while his wife was a civil servant with the Nigerian Population Commission Abuja.
Speaking to reporters at the time of their birth last year, Uduehi expressed his joy at the birth of their children and appealed to the government and well-meaning Nigerians to support his family.
“I AM DELIGHTED AND I THANK GOD TO HAVE BLESSED US WITH THESE HEALTHY CHILDREN, I KNOW IT IS A HUGE RESPONSIBILITY BECAUSE IT IS NOT EASY TO RAISE EVEN ONE CHILD. I AM, HOWEVER, APPEALING TO THE GOVERNMENT, WELL-MEANING NIGERIANS AND CORPORATE ORGANISATIONS TO COME AND SUPPORT MY FAMILY IN RAISING THE CHILDREN.
Mrs Oluwakemi, on her part expressed joy for safe delivery, adding that she conceived naturally.
“MY HUSBAND IS PRESENTLY SEARCHING FOR A JOB AND I AM A CIVIL SERVANT WITH NIGERIAN POPULATION COMMISSION IN ABUJA. WE BOTH LIVE IN ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT IN LUGBE BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE CAN AFFORD. BUT NOW THAT GOD HAS BLESSED US WITH FIVE CHILDREN, WE WILL DEFINITELY NEED A BIGGER APARTMENT AND MONEY TO MEET THEIR NEEDS, ESPECIALLY BUYING BABY FOOD AND CLOTHS,” SHE SAID.
The Federal Government gave Uduehi a job with the Nigeria Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI), Abuja. The couple was also given a three bedroom bungalow in one of the estates under the Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) Scheme.
See more photos from their birthday shoot below…