Erelu Ngozi Adeleke, the wife of Osun Governor, And her husband Ademola Adeleke, on Wednesday settled the hospital bill of a woman who gave birth to triplets in Halleluya Specialist Hospital in Osogbo on Monday.
Erelu Ngozi Adeleke visited the woman and her husband, Mr and Mrs Adebayo Ahmed at the hospital , the couples who were reported to be unable to clear their hospital bill, equally solicited support for the family.
She, however, encouraged the parents not to entertain any fear, adding that children were special gifts from God and they should be celebrated in joy and love.
“We are here today on the instruction of His Excellency, Gov. Ademola Adeleke, to rejoice with this family that God has blessed with a set of triplet and also clear all their hospital bills.
“I want to encourage you parents not to entertain any fear. By the grace of God, these children will prosper because they are special gifts from God and also to Osun State.
“I also thank the Doctors and Nurses for doing a good job despite the fact that they didn’t have the financial buoyancy to pay.
“You have shown to the whole world that we are good people in Osun.” she said
Reacting to the gesture of the governor’s wife, the father of the triplets, Mr Bayo Ahmed, thanked the Governor and his wife for the kind gesture.
He said, “I want to appreciate Governor Ademola Adeleke and his wife, Erelu Ngozi Adeleke for coming to our aid.
“Life would not have been easy if the governor had not come to our rescue and I pray that God will continue to help and uphold them”.
The Doctor that took delivery of the babies, Dr Awodele Kehinde, said the triplets (all girls) were given birth to between 7.30p.m and 7.45p.m on Monday
“The first baby was born at 7.30p.m with birth weight of 1.9kg, while the second baby was born at 7.38pm with 1.9kg weight and the third baby was born at 7.45pm with baby weight of 2.3kg.” he said