Guinness World Records has released an official statement following the recent feat achieved by Nigerian chef Hilda Baci.
Baci, a Nigerian and an Akwa Ibom State native surpassed the record for the longest cooking time by an individual, with a 100-hour record time.
Baci beat Indian chef, Lata Tondon, who had completed the task in 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 secs in 2019.
Hilda Baci has however expressed excitement at cooking for 100 hours to put Nigeria on the global map
Nigerians all over also celebrated and cheered on Hilda Baci, for being the unique chef who has cooked non-stop for 100 hours in Lagos.
There has been an outpouring of support and pride for the restaurant owner, including from Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari
Meanwhile, the National Orientation Agency has commended the Nigerian chef, for the remarkable accomplishment of cooking continuously for 100 hours in an attempt to set a new world record.
The agency said the attempt, which proves dignity in labour, represented core values needed for the growth and development of the country.
In the same vein, AXA Mansard Health, one of the Health Management Organisations in the country, has announced a one-year free Gold Health Insurance for Hilda Baci, the 27-year-old Nigerian chef, who aimed for the ‘Guinness world record for the longest cooking time’.
The company on its social media page explained that its gesture was to boost the morale of the 27-year-old and give her the confidence to progress to the end, despite the exhaustion that might have come with the 70 hours of cooking she had already put in.
Similarly, the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Femi Martins, says the new feat achieved by the Cook-a-thon record breaker, Hilda who ended her marathon cooking at 100 hours, will inspire Nigerian youths to do great things for themselves and the country.
Martins spoke during an interview at the location of the event at Amore Gardens, Lekki area of the state on Monday.
He, said by the feat, Baci is on the brink of setting a new Guinness World Record for ‘longest cooking time’ by an individual.