After seven years of marriage, Mr. Peter Ejiofor, a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, was blessed with a set of quadruplets in the early hours of yesterday.
The quadruplets, all boys, who were delivered at 9.24a.m., are being nursed in incubators at Crystal Specialist Hospital, Akonwonjo, a suburb of Lagos.
Ejiofor, the Head of Sports Desk at NAN, said he never lost faith in God during the years of waiting, describing the quadruplets as a miracle from God.
His words: “It is simply a miracle as far as I am concerned. I thank God for the wonderful gifts on a day like this; but we never lost faith in God.
“I always believe that God has something for us because the doctor always assures us that there is nothing wrong with us, so we were patiently waiting.
“I also thank God because their mother (Hannah) is fine and just recuperating because of the caesarean operation she went through; the babies are fine too.
“Although I knew all along about the babies, yet it is a miracle to have them at once, and for those looking up to God for a gift like this, they should trust God.
“I sincerely thank the doctors, nurses, pharmacists and indeed every member of staff of the hospital. God bless them.”
A neighbour of the Ejiofors, Mrs M. Oyebade, said the father of the quadruplets is her adopted son, adding that her joy knew no bounds on the successful delivery of the boys.
She added: “I thank God for today; we have been expecting this day and we are happy to have witnessed it. For God to have blessed us with four boys, my joy is full.”
Another neighbour, Alhaji Daud Oyebanji, said: “Ejiofor is like a member of my immediate family and we are grateful to God for the gifts.”