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5 Nigerian Politicians Who Supported Hilda Baci

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Nigerian chef, Hilda Bassey Effiong, popularly known as Hilda Baci has broken the Guinness World Record for longest cooking hours.

Hilda started cooking on Thursday, 12 May, 2023 at 4pm. The chef planned to cook various local and international delicacies.

The world record was formerly held by Indian chef, Lata Tondon but was broken on Monday morning at 7:45 a.m.

READ ALSO: Guinness World Records Releases Fresh Statement On Hilda Baci

Tondon held the record after she cooked for 87 hours, 45 minutes and 00 seconds.

Nigerians have shown Baci unwavering support since she began her quest with more than 20 celebrities paying her visits to encourage her.

KOKO TV looks at some Nigerian politicians who have shown Hilda support both physically, through phone calls and via messages.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has paid the chef a visit to keep encouraging. He was present at the venue when the cooking clocked 69 hours 00 minutes 29 seconds.

:Lagos governor cheers Hilda Baci on at the cooking marathon in Lagos on Sunday (Photo credit: jidesanwoolu)

Prof Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo could not make it down to the venue but put a call through to encourage the chef. The number two man was on the phone as at 74 hours 37 minutes 43 seconds into the cook-a-thon.

Osinbajo Calls Hida Baci as Nigerian Chef Inches Closer to Break World Record -

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has also sent a congratulatory message to the chef via his Twitter handle, tweeting, “I congratulate Hilda Effiong Bassey on her record-breaking achievement. It was a remarkable display of the Nigerian can-do attitude and the spirit of excellence that lies within. We are all deeply proud of her. He also left a comment on her Instagram live saying, “IDAN doesn’t break, she breaks records. We’re rooting for you, Hilda.”

Senator Godswill Akpabio

Former Akwa Ibom Governor, Godswill Akpabio was also at the venue of the cook-a-thon to show Baci support. Funnily enough, the chef is also from Akwa Ibom State which makes this visit a moral booster. Akpabio was still seen with the chef as at 80 hours 47 minutes 53 seconds.

READ ALSO: Tiwa Savage, 25 Other Celebrities Who Visited Hilda Baci During Her Cookathon

Akpabio Spotted at Hilda's Cook-A-Thon to Cheer Her up, Promises Huge Financial Support (Photos) – Igbere TV

Peter Obi

Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi was also full of praises of the 27-year-old chef for the remarkable feat. Obi took to his Twitter account saying, “The efforts being made by Hilda Effiong Bassey (Hilda Baci) to beat the current Guinness World Record for cooking for 4 days nonstop shows the true Nigerian spirit of hardwork and resilience.”

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