A barber, Mr Nurudeen Nofiu, whose wife, Sola was delivered of triplets in June has appealed to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Nigerians to come to his family’s aid.
According to Nofiu, the triplets, all males, were delivered at the Lagos Island Maternity in Lagos on June 1.
But what is supposed to be a source of joy for the family is turning into a nightmare for Nofiu because of financial constraints.
Nofiu, who already has a male child before the triplets is finding it difficult to cope with the upkeep of the children.
Speaking with some journalists at Alausa on Monday, Nofiu said: “I work as a barber and my wife is a petty trader. It is extremely difficult for us to take proper care of the triplet and their mother financially with what we earn from our businesses.
“We wrote a letter to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation in Alausa, Ikeja on June 22, soliciting for their assistance both morally and financially,” he said.
Nofiu added that he got a call from the ministry towards the end of July requesting to know the occupation of his wife, saying that he told them that she works as a petty trader, and that he has not heard anything from the ministry since then.
According to him, the triplet do not have access to basic things of life and his wife has been finding it difficult to care for them all alone because the family could not afford to pay extra hands to take care of the babies.
He said: “I would be glad if the Governor Ambode and other well meaning residents of the state could come to our aid at this time of need.
“My income is too meagre to sustain the family. All the efforts I have made have not paid off and we seriously need extra support so that the children would not die.”
The parents of the child can be reached on 08023863014 or 08038274440. While donations can be paid into account number 0038122390, Access Bank.