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Parent with Triplets solicits for Government help




An Arabic teacher, AbdulRasheed Akinyemi, whose wife was just delivered of a set of premature triplets, has appealed to the wife of Osun State Governor, Alhaja Sherifat Abidemi Aregbesola, to assist in rescuing the babies from dying.

Akinyemi, 40, who teaches Arabic lesson in his local community in Osogbo, said he does not have stable income and has incurred huge debts in the course of his wife’s pregnancy.

According to him, his wife, Nafisat, 37, was delivered of a set of triplet in a private hospital, Royal Crown Hospital, Osogbo on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Mr AbdulHakeem Akinyemi, father of the triplets

Mr AbdulHakeem Akinyemi, father of the triplets

Nafisat, who is a full-time housewife, was delivered through Dilation and Curettage (D&C) operations.

He said that his wife had, at the early stage of the pregnancy, registered for maternity treatment at the state general hospital in Osogbo, but that that when it was time of delivery, she was referred to private facility.

According to him, the premature babies are currently in an incubator facility at the Life Line hospital, Oke ontii, Osogbo.

Mrs Nafisat Akinyemi, mother of the triplets in the hospital ward

Mrs Nafisat Akinyemi, mother of the triplets in the hospital ward

He lamented that the hospital has been collecting monies in N10,000, N20,000 and more on daily basis for the treatment of the babies since the babies were taken there.

The couple has had two female children before, Nasirat Akinyemi, 14 and Azizat Akinyemi, 11. They also had a set of triplets in 2012 but they all died due to lack of care and financial challenges.

At present, Akinyemi said that Crown Hospital is demanding for N140,000 delivery and treatment charges.

He said that he has been borrowing money to meet the daily treatment of the triplets at Life Line Hospital and does not know yet, what will be his final bill and how to raise the money.

Akinyemi lamented that the survival of the babies and health of his wife were his primary concern as he has financial means of taking care of them.

Already, said he has incurred debts close to N200,000 and still growing as both the triplets and their mothers are under intensive care.

He therefore, appealed to the Seri Care Foundation (SCARF), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and pet project of the wife of Osun State Governor, Alhaja Sherifat Abidemi Aregbesola, to come to his rescue.

“I am appealing to our First Lady in Osun State, Alhaja Sherifat Abidemi Aregbesola, to kindly come to the aid of my family.

“Right now, the hospital, where my wife was delivered, was asking for N140,000 for the Dilation and Curettage (D&C) operations.

“The babies too, because they are premature, are under incubator and the hospital keeps asking for money every day for the care of the babies.

“As I speak, I am running from pillar to poles, borrowing money from families and friends, just to make sure that these sets of triplets do not die like those we had in 2012, who did not survive as a result of the same premature condition,” he said.

Akinyemi also appealed to other spirited corporate and individual to come to his aide so that these set of triplet would not suffer the same death as the first set died in 2012.