Cissé Abdullahi, an apprentice tyre salesman, has appealed for help from Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other philanthropists after his wife gave birth to a set of quadruplets — two boys and two girls.
Abdullahi, 37, an Ilorin native who lives at Kumapaji Phase 3, Baale Bus Stop, Oko-Afo in the Olorunda Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, told newsmen that when he learned that his wife had given birth to the children, he barely had N3,500 in his pocket.
“I was coming from Apapa where I am learning how to sell tyres when I heard the news of my wife’s delivery of the babies at the Badagry General Hospital.
“It is a good thing, but I never expected quadruplets because the last scan indicated that they would be twins.
The father of four stated that he was already on his way to Benin Republic because he could not take care of the quadruplets.
“Getting to Seme border, I was about to cross when I saw my intimate friend who was surprised to see me at the border post around 9pm.
“I was forced to tell him why I wanted to travel out of the country. He appealed to me to go back to my family with the promise that he would assist,” he said.
Dr. Olatunde Bakare, the hospital's Medical Director, said the quadruplets were born between 6.15 and 6.30 p.m. on Monday.
The quadruplets, he claims, are in good health but must be kept in an incubator.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.