“I want at least 40 children” Bauchi Carpenter welcomes his 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th children within 3 weeks

Nura Walwala Magaji, a 36-year-old carpenter from Zango ward, Bauchi State, has said he’s proud to be blessed with 13 children, 10 boys and 3 girls, and hope to have more as his childhood dream is to father at least 40 children.


Magaji, whose four wives gave birth within three weeks, said taking care of them will not be a problem because it’s Allah who takes care of children.

Speaking with Leadership, he said, “Babies are a gift from Allah and I am happy that my four wives gave birth to three bouncing boys and a girl within just three weeks. 

 Polygamy runs in my blood. In fact, we inherited it from both our maternal and paternal grandparents. My mother’s father married four wives, likewise my dad’s father. Yes, it might sound funny but am so proud of this achievement. Growing up as a child, I used to pray to Allah to bless me with 40 children and people laughed at me.

You know everybody has their idealogy and you cannot force a particular ideology on someone. Haven said this, bearing family responsibility is not solely in our hands as husbands, rather, it is in the hands of our Creator. Look, Allah commanded us to start by marrying two wives, then proceed to three wives, then four wives and He said if you cannot be just among them, go for one wife.

It is wrong for an individual to subscribe to the idea of family planning because of fear of poverty. It is rather better to space between one child and another to give both the mother and the baby required care and attention before bringing another one. I have 13 children now; 10 boys and three girls.

Nine out of the 13 children are enrolled in formal schools and just as you can see, an Alaramma is around teaching them how to memorise Qur’an.” 

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