71-year-old retired priest welcomes triplets with wife, 45, in Ekiti

A 71-year-old retired priest, Venerable Hezekiah Akenroye, has welcomed a set of triplets at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state.

The retired priest and his wife, Mrs Durodoluwa Felicia Akenroye, 45, welcome the joyful little humans after six years of their marriage. They got married in April 2016.

Mrs Akerenroye gave birth to the babies on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. They weighed 2.3kg, 2.0kg and 1.8 kg respectively.

The First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has however paid a special visit to the couple.

Mrs Fayemi presented the babies with cash and material gifts and urged the parents to raise the children in the way of the Lord.

She said the birth of the triplets to the couple is evidence that God answers prayers.

Congratulating the couple, she advised couples looking for children not to lose hope and keep believing in God.

The 71-year-old Venerable Akenroye appreciated the first lady for her kind gesture while expressing his happiness for being blessed with the triplets after many years of waiting.

He admitted he never believed God can still make him a father in life, stressing that God’s time is always the best.

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