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OAU Student Begins 50-hour Hand Wash-A-Thon to Set New Guinness World Record

Subair Enitan, a 200-level student at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), has established a new Guinness World Record (GWR) for a 50-hour hand wash-a-thon.

The student, who studies Linguistics and African Languages, began the effort on Friday, November 24, at the Sub Car Park on campus.

Enitan, who began the endeavor earlier today, expressed confidence that she will come out on top as the holder of the longest hand-washing marathon.

“My background, the lessons life taught me have been motivating me to embark on this wash-a-thon. My experience is unexplainable but it taught me to be selfless,” she had said.

“I am confident that I will reach the set goal of 50 hours of hand wash and by God’s grace I will emerge victorious.

“Despite the massive support from my colleagues here, I pray for the grace of God to be able to complete the task. My parents are very supportive and I urge Nigerians to rally round me while I work towards completing the task.”

As of the time of this report, Enitan has washed for more than five hours.

The girl is reported to have informed the respected British reference book of her intentions in June of this year.

She was also alleged to have been assigned the date November 24 to begin her attempt.

Enitan’s effort coincides with Rhema Joseph Ahonis, a student at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), who would set a new world record for the longest singing marathon by an individual.

The pupils also join a growing number of Nigerians who have attempted to break world records since the start of 2023.

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