31-year-old Nigerian Tours 54 African Countries, Eyes Guinness World Record | Independent Newspaper Nigeria

2024-05-08 20:27:02

Independent Newspapers Nigeria

ABUJA - Ilerioluwa Babalobi, a 31 year old Nigerian Tourist has begun a tour of all 54 African countries in a move to clinch two Guinness World Records and promote continental tourist wealth.

Babalobi who begun his tour from the Red Cross office in Lagos would tour the continent, spending an average of 5 days in each African state visited without using a plane in this trips

The tour would be by public transportation marking the first African to undertake such adventure.

The tour, which he hopes to complete in 9 months , would make the 31 year old Ilerioluwa Babalobi the first African to tour the continent without a plane but using only public transport system.

The Tourist who began his adventure over two weeks ago has visited Benin, Togo and Ghana already where he drew attention to their cultural wealth.

He said funds raised from the tour would be donated to the Nigerian Red Cross, as contribution to humanity.

He said the tour would also be used to promote the Borderless African Campaign advanced by the Africa Rising Non governmental organization.

In each country, he would be visiting the tourist sites and interacting with the culture of each country .

Babalobi's decision to spend an average of five days in each African country would be to showcase the tourist sites of these locations and amplify the cultural wealth and distinction of these countries.

The trip when completed would set two Guinness world records by the Nigerian tourist as he would be their first to tour the continent touching each state and doing so without an aircraft.

Babalobi has previously visited each Nigerian state and 16 regions of Ghana as well as over a dozen African countries which has given him a glimpse of how tasking and adventurous the journey would be.

2024-05-08 News