Attempt by the holder of the Guinness World Record in the Longest Marathon Reading Aloud, Mr Bayode Treasure Olawunmi, to set another record has received a boost from the youths in Ikorodu.
Bayode, who set a record for an individual attempt in 2018, will be doing a team work with four others to achieve a group record in the Guinness World Record quest in the Longest Marathon Read Aloud, themed, ‘Read2Build’.
The team will be reading for 480 hours from Wednesday, December 1 to Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at the Herbert Macaulay Library, 338, Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba.
The group, in a statement signed by its Coordinators, Kunle Adelabu and Ogo-Oluwa Godwin Oke, said that Bayowa has been promoting reading culture in Ikorodu, Lagos and Nigeria as a whole and deserves to be supported.
“One of us, Bayode Treasure Olawunmi, popularly called ‘PMI’, is on another quest to set another Guinness World Record in the Longest Marathon Reading Aloud”, the group said.
“We, at the Concerned Ikorodu Division Youths (CIDY), are in support of his record – breaking attempt to place Ikorodu, Lagos State and indeed, our dear country on the global reckoning”, it added.
“This is a good attempt and action which would promote and encourage reading culture in our society, state and the country at large.
The group appealed to individuals and groups to support the quest of Bayode and his four other colleagues in achieving aims that they have set out for in their quest to read for 20 days.
“We, at CIDY, enjoin well – meaning individuals, groups and institutions to support Bayode and four others in their attempt to bring glory to our country”, CIDY further charged.
“Bayode in particular has done it about three years ago, and we have no doubt that he will lead others to do it again.
“Support the Read Aloud Attempt aimed at breaking the Guinness World Record by supporting them with your visits. Please, ensure that you book your reservation through: Habib (08086815767) and Bayode (09018740034).
“We also charge you to donate generously to the Readers’ plan of building libraries aimed at promoting reading culture”, the statement added.