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Buhari, Tinubu, others hail Hilda Bachi over cook-a-thon record

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Buhari, Tinubu others hail Hilda Bachi breaking ‘cook-a-thon' record



The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has joined the list of top Nigerian politicians to lend support for Nigeria’s soon-to-be Guinness World Record breaker, Chef Hilda Effiong Bassey, aka Hilda Baci, after breaking the world record of longest cooking hours.

Bachi Indian chef, Lata Tondon’s world record of the most prolonged uninterrupted cooking which lasted 87 hours, 45 minutes and 00 seconds on Monday morning at 7:45 am as she set sights on a new record of about 96 hours.

Her bold move has attracted the likes of Governors Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, and Senator Godswill Akpabio, among other politicians and celebrities who have shown support for Baci’s achievement both virtually and physically at her Lagos kitchen,

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Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement shared by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Monday.

This is just as the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar, amongst other congratulated Baci on their respective verified social media handles.

“President Muhammadu Buhari shares the joy of celebrations as 27-year-old gourmet chef, Hilda Bassey Effiong, aka Hilda Baci, makes history by breaking the world record of longest hours of cooking, finding her way into the Guinness Book of Records, and placing Nigeria on the global spotlight.

“President Buhari lauds the young culinary expert for turning her talent and passion into a career, with a rippling effect on the economy as she runs a restaurant in Lagos, trains other talents on entrepreneurship, and now leads the world in resilience, perseverance, and consistency in cooking.

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“The President notes the antecedents of the restaurateur, who dazzled at the Jollof Face-off Competition, 2021, preparing mouth-watering dishes that won the choice prize, and settled an age-long rivalry with Ghana on which African country should own the trademark for cooking better jollof- rice,” Buhari’s message read.

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