Vanguard (Lagos)

25 May 2012

Nigeria: Father of Quadruplets Gets Employment

Owerri — Imo Transport Company has offered automatic employment to Mr. Matthew Ukuegbu, the father of a set of quadruplets recently delivered in Owerri.

Managing Director of the company, Mr. Emeka Duru, said in Owerri yesterday, that the gesture was to enable the parents to face the enormous challenges of raising the babies. Duru noted that the challenges before the family had "quadrupled" owing to the birth of the babies, adding that the company was moved by the poor living standard of the couple.

He also announced that the company had paid the medical bills incurred for the birth, and donated an undisclosed amount of money to the parents for the upkeep of the babies.

In his reaction, Ukwuegbu commended the company for the gesture, pledging to be dedicated to his new job.

The Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Center, Owerri, where the babies were delivered, Dr. Angela Uwakwem, commended the management of the transport company for the assistance.

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