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480-hour Guinness World Record quest in reading marathon reaches day 6

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The attempt by five Nigerians to break Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon Read Aloud by a Team has reached the sixth day since its kickoff on December 1.

BlackBox Nigeria had reported that the team drawn from different geo-political regions in the country will read for 480 hours ending on December 21, in an attempt to beat the current record of 365 hours and 39 seconds set in the Dominican Republic in July 2001.

Our correspondent on Wednesday visited the venue, Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba, Lagos, as one of the participants read aloud from Olusegun Obasanjo’s “My Watch” to the listening of members of the public present.

The five Nigerians on this audacious attempt include Maryam Abba Sadu and Zainab Wakil Mohammed from Bornu State, Doubra Yeri from Bayelsa, Preciouslight Ukachi from Imo State, Treasures-Olawunmi Bayode from Ogun State — who set a Guinness World Record for the “Longest Reading Marathon” in 2018, reading for over 120 hours in five days.

This quest, tagged “Read2Build”, is initiated by iRead Afrika Foundation geared towards raising N500million Naira to be used to build 20 functional libraries in the areas where they are much needed.

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