Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari has described Hilda Effiong Bassey well known as Hilda Baci as a cultural icon for all young people just as the President described her four days nonstop cooking world record as an achievement that has brought great interest and insight into the uniqueness of Nigerian food.
As at 7 o’clock on Monday morning, Hilda Baci has surpassed the record set in 2019 by an Indian Chef, Lata Tondon who who set a record of 87 hours, 45 minutes and zero seconds.
The Guinness World Record is yet to officially confirm the feat achieved by Hilda Baci.
As at the time of filing in this report, Hilda Baci has set a new world record of 96 hours, 25 minutes while she continued cooking.
Labour Party presidential candidate in the last Nigeria General Elections, Peter Obi said Hilda Baci feat is shows the true Nigerian spirit of hardwork and resilience.
Peter Obi said in quote: “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.
“I applaud her determination and focus on the goal, which is inspiring many Nigerian youths to live their dreams through hardwork and dedication.
“I wish her well on this noble journey to pen her name in the golden book of history”.
Nigeria President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu said Hilda Baci cooking achievement shows Nigerian can-do attitude and the spirit of excellence that lies within.
“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”, Tinubu said.
President Muhammadu Buhari also said and in quote: “I share the immense joy of all Nigerians as Hilda Bassey Effiong (Hilda Baci) makes history by breaking the world record for longest cooking marathon. A great day for Nigeria.
“We’re all very proud of what she has personally accomplished—and placing Nigeria in the global spotlight.
“Hilda’s drive, ambition and resilience have brought great interest and insight into the uniqueness of Nigerian food.
“She is now a cultural icon, and I believe that this feat will inspire many more young people, in Nigeria and beyond, to follow in her footsteps”.