The arrival of a set of triplets to the family of Mr and Mrs Akpabio Akon of Alhaja Kuburat street,in Joju area of Sango-Ota of Ogun State, has further compounded the burden of the family.
The babies,who were supposed to be a source of joy to Akpabio and his wife, Esther, had since their birth late last year, been a source of burden to them. The family who already had a girl of about seven years has no wherewithal to cater for the bundle of joy, two males and a female delivered through Caesarian Section at the General Hospital, Ota.
The 28-year-old distraught mother said her husband and herself received the news of the birth of the babies with mixed feelings considering their present predicament of both not having a means of livelihood. She said her concern was how to cater for the needs of the babies who, according to her, need clothings, baby foods, medications and other daily needs, which her husband could not afford owing to his present predicament.
Mrs Okon said her desire was to see that the children survive with the the help of well-meaning Nigerians, saying they find it extremely difficult to cater for the children in any way.
“We can’t afford to take care of these children. We need help because my husband and I have no job. He was a construction worker before he was sacked while I have no job,” she said. “My desire is to send these children to school when they attain the school age. I want them to become relevant in life but with our present situation, the future is bleak,” the mother of four said.
She appealed to the wife of the governor of Ogun State, Mrs.Olufunso Amosun and other well meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of the family in ensuring that the children live and not die.