Nigerian Begins Tour Of 54 African Countries

Nigerian Begins Tour Of 54 African Countries

In his bid to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, a Nigerian tourist, Ilerioluwa Babalobi, 31, has begun a tour of all 54 African countries without using a plane.

The adventurist who began his trip over two weeks ago, started from the Red Cross office in Lagos and has visited Benin, Togo and Ghana where he drew attention to their cultural wealth.

He will tour the continent spending an average of five days in each country without boarding a plane.

The tour, which he hopes to complete in nine months, would solely be executed by public transportation, marking the first African to undertake such an adventure.

Babalobi said funds raised from the tour would be donated to the Nigerian Red Cross, an NGO which intervenes on various fronts to assist the poor on the continent.

He said the tour would also be used to promote the Borderless African Campaign advanced by a non-governmental organisation, the Africa Rising.

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 the 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 had given him a glimpse of how tasking and adventurous the journey would be.


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