The aide to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Hon. Emmanuel Ikechukwu Jonathan has paid the hospital bills of a family whose wife delivered quadruplets.
It was reported that the man of the house fled and has been on the run since the quadruplets were delivered at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu.
The inability to settle the hospital bills, also forced the wife to remain in the hospital even after they were discharged on the 27th of May.
However, the situation change on Tuesday when Jonathan and his wife, Pharmacist Mrs. Nkechinyere visited the clinic and paid the bills.
Mrs. Ugwu Ebere Precious, the mother of the babies, named, Chizaramekpere, Chidiebube, Chimdalu, Chimeremeze was full of joy at the development.
She, however, asked for more help, lamenting that the hospital bills were only a fraction of her worries as both herself and the father of the babies were unemployed and would need financial support to take good care of the children.
Daily Post reports that the family lives in a remote part of the city located at Olympic Street, off One-Day Road, Agbani Road, Enugu and the journey to their residence was long and torturous.
Narrating her situation, Mrs. Ugwu, tearfully said:
“To tell you the truth, when I went for scan and was told that there were four babies, I was so scared. I cried out my life that day, I was like God why should I be the one to face this challenge.
“Now, I’m happy and grateful to God, though it has not been easy.
“In everything, I thank God who has used Hon. Emmanuel to pay our medical bills. But like Oliver Twist, I am still appealing to Nigerians and the government to come to our aid.
“I graduated from the University since 2013 but I have no job; it is the same thing with my husband. So, it is really going to be difficult for us; you can see the place we are living; you saw how hard it was for us to get here.”
Meanwhile, speaking on what motivated him to help the family, Hon. Jonathan said he was motivated by the philanthropic lifestyle of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the need to show God’s love to mankind.
“I saw a post on Facebook regarding a woman who delivered quadruplets, and that they don’t have money to pay the hospital bill, and they have remained in the hospital since 27th of May when they were discharged. I was moved and after my discussion with my wife, we had to go come today and pay the hospital bill.
“We believe that doing this is to appreciate God for his love for humanity. It is that love that made Him give this woman four children at a time,” he said.
While calling on others to extend help to the family, Jonathan added that: “on our own, we also provided them with small means of upkeep, but it is not enough at all.
“So, I am using this medium to call on Nigerians to take a cue from what we have done. Now that we have brought the children home, we are begging Nigerians to come to their aid. God cannot come down from heaven to do this. There are people out there who have the capacity to address this challenge.
“On the part of the husband, I am telling him to come back; he should come back; he is not supposed to run to anywhere because there are people out there looking for this kind of blessing, but God has given him three boys and one girl at once.
“Having said this, I call on him to come back without further delay and join hands with the wife to take care of these children.”
The mother of the quadruplets gave her contact as: phone number- 08035454346. Account Details- UGWU EBERE PRECIOUS, 0018085166. STANBIC BANK.