The Indian chef Lata Tondon urged Nigerians to “maintain peace” while she awaited confirmation from the Guinness World Records regarding Hilda Baci’s latest achievement.
Tondon currently holds the record for the longest cooking marathon ever conducted by a single person.
In India in 2019, she finished the challenge in 87 hours and 45 minutes.
However, on Monday in the Amore Gardens, Lekki in Lagos, Nigerian chef Baci beat the Indian’s record.
The Akwa Ibom-born chef went one step further after shattering Tondon’s culinary record by establishing a new record of 100 hours.
Nigerians praised Baci’s accomplishment on Twitter, but Guinness World Records said it would first analyze all the data before formally confirming the record.
Tondon’s social media profiles appeared to have been used by some detractors to mock her over the risk of losing her record to Baci.
When critics reacted on Tuesday, Tondon used her Instagram account to ask them to hold off until Guinness revealed whether or not Baci had broken her previous record.
In addition to urging peace between Indians and Nigerians, the Indian chef said that the two nations shouldn’t view the album as a “competition.”
“A humble request to all my sisters and brothers in Nigeria and India to maintain peace,” she wrote.
“And wait for Guinness to officially announce if the current record is broken or not.
“Please don’t make it a competition. It’s just a record, my friends. I am a peace-loving person and wish the same for you.”
HowNG earlier reported how thousands of Nigerians took to Lekki to rally support for the Akwa-Ibom chef.
President Muhammadu Buhari, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala were among the prominent figures who congratulated the chef on her recent feat.