Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of civil service of the federation, on Saturday paid N700,000 as hospital bill for a 22-year-old orphan and nursing mother, who was being detained at the hospital.


Oyo-Ita came in contact with Blessing Clement, who could not pay her maternity bills, while visiting the couple that gave birth to quintuplets at the National Hospital, Abuja.

She said that she would take care of all the bills that Clement had incurred during her stay at the hospital and the woman immediately broke down in tears.

“Wipe your tears and stop crying I am going to pay all your bills and make sure you go home with your baby,” she said.


NAN reports that Clement, an orphan, gave birth to a baby boy since February and has been held in the National Hospital because she could not pay her bills.

The baby who is in the neo-natal intensive care unit was delivered at six months through a caesarean section.

Clement, who described the kind gesture of the HoS as a miracle, said she was overwhelmed with joy as she would finally be released from the hospital.


She said that there was no end in sight to her predicament as all hope was lost because of her inability to pay the bill.

The father of her baby has been soliciting support from various churches but has not been able to raise the amount needed.

She added that a huge load has been taken off her shoulder, praying that Oyo-Ita’s pocket will never run dry and sorrow will be far from her household.

The father of the baby was not present at the hospital at the time of the event.


Clement told NAN that her parents died long ago and she was living in an uncompleted building with her younger ones and husband.

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