A lecturer, Mrs. Uzodike Ngozi of the Department of Business Administration, Nnamdi Azikiwe University( UNIZIK) Awka, Anambra State, has been delivered of a set of seven babies (septuplets) consisting of two boys and five girls on Sunday, 8 January 2023.
Mrs. Uzodike, who was delivered the septuplets at Obijackson Women and Children Hospital Okija, was full of tears both of joy and sorrow as she complained of having not been paid her salary since she was employed in the Department of Business Administration of UNIZIK in December 2020.
According to the husband, Mr Celestine Uzodike an indigene of Omogho, Orumba North, LGA Anambra State, a junior aide to the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, he complained that his wife despite being properly engaged as a lecturer has never earned a kobo as salary, regretting that even after she has been promoted from Assistant Lecturer to Lecturer II, she still has not received salaries.
The family was billed N19 million naira by the hospital. He appealed to the Federal Government to pay the two years’ salary arrears owed her wife and also come to their aide as they cannot foot the hospital bills and take care of the surviving two boys and four girls, as one of the girls did not make it.
Mrs Uzodike, who was very weak to speak after the delivery, said “all I want is for philanthropists both in Anambra State and Nigeria at large to come to our aide in other to offset the N19 million naira hospital bill.”