FUTA’s graduate moves to break record for longest speech marathon
Pledges donations raised to cater for children with Aphasia
A graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Christopher Olusa, yesterday, revealed his mission to break the world record for the longest speech marathon.
He stated this while addressing newsmen during a media briefing held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre in Akure. Olusa, 24, who said the Guinness World Record had given him the go-ahead to commence the challenge, vowed to surpass the current record holder, Ananta Ram, who achieved a feat of 90 hours and two minutes in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2018.
He said he would be attempting to set aside Ram’s record as he aims to achieve a 120-hour (five-day) word-to-word speech. He said: “The genesis of this remarkable endeavour was born from an unwavering commitment to inspire positive change in society.”
According to him, the challenge will begin on September 11, 2023, in Akure, the state capital, adding that he seeks to raise awareness about the challenges faced by children with Aphasia, a language disorder that affects the ability to communicate effectively.
In his remarks, the Ondo State NUJ Chairman, Leke Adegbite, who saluted the boldness of Olusa to set a new world record in speech marathon, solicited the full support of the government and other stakeholders for him to set the world record.
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