The Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has praised 27-year-old chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, aka Hilda Baci’s resilient spirit and toughness as a woman.
The Lagos-based restauranteur broke the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking marathon by an individual on Monday.
She set a new record for a 100-hour 40 minutes marathon cooking.
The monarch shared Baci’s photo on his Instagram account on Tuesday, 16 May.
He wrote: “Today, like millions of Nigerians, I’m intrigued by #hildabaci resilient spirit, which exemplified the toughness but special grace that our women possess. What she demonstrated to our nation and every young person out there isn’t the glitz or reward system of breaking the Guinness World Record for “longest cooking time,” but the inexhaustible perseverance that every woman possesses.
“Every little girl in all our communities and local governments, like Hilda Bassey Effiong, deserves a chance to show the world her capacity to wrap us in her spirit of excellence. She has the ability to influence us, to break new ground in the most complex environments, and to substantially contribute to our nation’s economic prosperity.
“As a nation built upon family values, we must continue to recognise the significant contributions made by women throughout our country’s history. Their words and actions are cornerstones of our existence.”