- A Nigerian Man with the name John Obot has set out to break the Guinness world record for longest reading hour
- John Obot has embarked on an inspiring journey to read for 145 hours
A Nigerian man with the name,John Obot has been officially approved by the Guinness World Records to embark on an extraordinary 145-hour reading marathon.
Armed with an unwavering passion for literature and an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Obot embarked on this extraordinary journey to celebrate the power of books and ignite a newfound love for reading across Nigeria and beyond.
His project, which is currently located at the Watbridge Hotel and Suites in Uyo, has captured the interest and support of a devoted following of local communities and book enthusiasts.
Obot took his place in front of a spotless white backdrop in a well-lit room after receiving formal authorisation from the Guinness World Records office.
He started his arduous trek to leave his stamp on history after being given a microphone to attentively record every word said.
The length of reading and the variety of books Obot has set out to conquer are what distinguish this record-breaking endeavour.
Presently, the Guinness World Record for continuous reading is held by Rysbai Isakov from Kyrgyzstan, he achieved the remarkable feat by reading for 124 hours in 2022.
The news has however garnered a lot of reaction from online users and viewers.
One Abasifreke Dan said: “Keep going, John!”
Elizabeth Felix said: “Congratulations in advance.”
Edymariae Dominic said: “We are behind you brother. May God give you the grace to achieve this.”
Akan Mike said: “This remind me of my high school days ‘comprehension’ very interesting.”
Ibanga Isine said: “I will be here with you till the early hours of tomorrow. Not only with prayers but will continuously drop words of encouragement for you brother. Strength. Love. Light.”
Christian Jacob said: “Wishing you sufficient grace to accomplish this task.”
Mbosowo Akai said: ‘More like he is telling us a story! I love it.”
Wilson Henry Wilson said: “Kudos brother! Jah give you the strength to scale through.”
Uby Essien Onna said: “Read on bro! I will stay here with you forever.”