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C’River Dep Gov supports UNICAL student set to create Guinness World Records

By Nsan Ndoma-Neji

The Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Rt. Hon. Peter Odey has provided logistic support to Benedict Ori who is set to create a new Guinness World Records, GWR in reading.

Ori who hails from Ojirim, Mbube, Ogoja, is a second-year English & Literary Studies student of the University of Calabar, UNICAL.

C'River Dep Gov supports UNICAL student set to create Guinness World Records
Benedict Ori

He revealed that his goal is to create a new record of 150 hours of nonstop reading, said GWR had already approved his Read-A-Thon and had sent him stipulations and protocols to observe in order to achieve success in the attempt.

The student said he was physically, emotionally and mentally prepared for the Read-A-Thon and will be reading the Bible from “Genesis to Revelation”, from 12th – 17th February 2024.

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Ori said he was thrilled by the courtesy and support when his team was received in the Deputy Governor’s Office and prayed that Rt. Hon. Odey will continue to be a source of light and inspiration to students.

On his part, Dep. Gov. Odey promised to be physically present on the last day of the Read-A-Thon.

CONVERSEER reports that the current holder of the title for longest reading aloud, Rysbai Isakov from Turkey, ended at 124 hours and has held the title since September 2022.

C'River Dep Gov supports UNICAL student set to create Guinness World Records

Ori was accompanied on the visit by the Exco of the National Association of Ogoja Students World Wide and his management team.

Nsan Ndoma-Neji
Nsan Ndoma-Neji
Nsan Ndoma-Neji is a conventional journalist whose career started as a student in a Cross River University.

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