- A University lecturer identified as Mrs. Ngozi Uzodike of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University has been slammed with a N19m hospital bill after giving birth to septuplets.
- While this is a happy development, the lecturer who teaches in the department of business administration laments about not getting paid since 2020.
- The children were born prematurely and the couple were billed N3m to put each child in intensive care unit.
Mrs. Ngozi Uzodike, a lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra state, gives birth to septuplets (seven children).
It was learned that the newly made mother bore two boys and five girls. However, one of the girls did not survive.
The lady who teaches in the department of Business Administration in the institution was delivered of the seven infants on Sunday, 8th January, 2023 at the Obijackson Women and Children Hospital, Okija.
It was gathered that the family was charged 19 million naira as the hospital bill.
While the development is a happy one, the mother of seven lamented that they hadn’t been paid salary since 2020.
Her husband, Mr. Celestine Uzodike, who spoke to reporters on Wednesday revealed that his wife was employed by the institution as a lecturer, but had not received payment since.
The man bemoaned the fact that, even though his wife had been promoted from Assistant Lecturer to Lecturer II, his she had never received a salary of even one kobo.
He appealed to the FG to pay the two-year salary arrears owed to his wife and assist them as they can’t settle the bills of all the kids alone.
“The babies came out prematurely at 26th week gestation period and the hospital said they will need to be placed under intensive care unit and each of them will cost N3million. One of them has died, remaining six babies, that is why they billed us like that.”
Mrs Uzodike, who was weak to speak following her delivery, stated, “All I want is for philanthropists both in Anambra State and Nigeria at large to come to our aid in other to offset the hospital bill.”