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A female lecturer at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Mrs.Ngozi Uzodike has cried for help after she delivered of septuplets (seven babies), two boys and five girls.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that Uzodike was asked to pay N19 million medical bill by the hospital where the babies were delivered.
It was also gathered that she is
an unpaid lecturer from the Department of Business Administration of the university .
She has however lost one of the five girls at birth at Obijackson Women and Children Hospital, Okija, on Sunday.
The lecturer who was full of tears of joy and sorrow , claimed that she was yet to be paid since December, 2020 when she started working at the university
Mr. Celestine Uzodike who is the husband to the affected lecturer also confirmed to newsmen on Wednesday that his wife was yet to be paid for the past two years
According to him, Ngozi was properly engaged as a lecturer at the institution, but unfortunately, had not been paid since.
Celestine decried the situation, saying that his wife had never earned a kobo as salary, even after she had been promoted from Assistant Lecturer to Lecturer II.
The husband pleaded with the Federal Government to pay the two years salary arrears owned to the new mother, and also come to their aid.
He said they aren’t able to foot the hospital bill and take care of the surviving two boys and four girls, alone.
“The babies came out prematurely at 26th week gestation period and the hospital said they will need to be placed under intensive care unit and each of them will cost N3million. One of them has died, remaining six babies, that is why they billed us like that,” he stated
The mother, 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 aid in other to offset the hospital bill.”
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