Nkeiruka and her husband shortly before delivery

Nkeiruka and her husband shortly before delivery


A clergyman, Ifeanyi Nwachukwu has welcomed a set of six babies from his wife, Nkeiruka, after fourteen years of childlessness. The couples say they are grateful to God for such blessing, but at the same calling for support, a message shared on Facebook by their family member, Joe Chukwu, said.

“God has answered our prayers and cries of more than a decade; God has removed the reproach of childlessness from us, we are overwhelmed and grateful but we need everybody’s assistance to take care of these incredible bundles of joy”, Pastor Clinton the husband was quoted to have said.

In recent times, a number of women who have difficulties in childbearing have given birth to a set of children, mostly three or four, and in rare cases more than four. Medical experts link this to development in medical sciences such as In Vitro Feritlisation (IVF) where sperm and egg are combined outside the body in a laboratory to create embryo. 

However, the case of Nkeiruka and Nwachukwu may not be the case of IVF, as some cases of delivering a set of three or babies are proven to arise from in-body fertilisation.

Chukwu’s statement reads: “For Mrs. Nkeiruka Ifeanyi Nwachukwu nee Okike Chukwu, her husband, Pastor Clinton Ifeanyichukwu Nwachukwu, the 29th day of January, 2024, is an unforgettable day. It was the day God closed the chapter of childlessness in the 14-year old marriage of the couple by “offloading” sextuplets, six lovely children – two boys and four girls into the family.

Mrs.  Nkeiruka, an unemployed HND Mass Communication graduate with postgraduate diploma in education, got married in 2010 to her heartthrob, Clinton Ifeanyichukwu Nwachukwu, a graduate of economics and a Living Faith pastor. Both hail from Mgbom-Ugwulangwu in Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi state.

Initial scans during antenatal had indicated that she would give birth to quintuplets but God added one extra during delivery.

The children were delivered safely through Caesarian session at the National Hospital Abuja.  The babies and their mother are doing fine. A big appreciation to the expertise of the medical team of the National Hospital, Abuja, for a job professionally done without casualties.

This is a big blessing for the young couple though it has come with great responsibilities, especially in this period of time in our society.

“This is the Lord’s doing and a positive embarrassment from the Almighty God”, intoned the elder sister of Mrs Ifeanyi, Rev. Mrs. Victoria Mba.

Yes indeed, the couple needs the support of “everybody” to maintain these children. How many cans of children’s food a day, rolls of pampers changes, children’s wears, even medical bills and school fees (when the time comes), etc? It is simply overwhelming for a young and unemployed couple.

Let’s escalate this cry of joy and help coming from a happy and yet distressed couple to even the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Her Excellency, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of Ebonyi State, Her Excellency, Chief Mary-Maudlin Nwifuru, the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, who are all caring and compassionate mothers, NGOs, humanitarian organizations, the incoming senator of Ebonyi South, the member of OHANIVO federal constituency, Executive Chairman of Ohaozara LGA and indeed all men an women of goodwill and philanthropic disposition, to identify with them. This is not forgetting the Living Faith Church, where he pastors.

Congratulations, Pastor and Mrs. Clinton Ifeanyichukwu Nwachukwu. Indeed, your name says it all, Ifeanyichukwu: there is nothing beyond God’s accomplishment!

Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

Kings UBA is a Nigerian journalist and writer. I have reported for major local and international news organisations. I write satire. In 2017, I started contributing stories primarily to Discover Africa News Network. I can be reached on editorkingsuba@gmail.com. I currently manage Discover Africa News social media handles