”You Read Initiative” , a CSR programme of GTBank launched last year to reinvigorate the interest in reading, has declared her support to Olubayode Treasures Olawunm, a 40-year old Nigerian, who is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Marathon Read Aloud.
The current record holder, Deepak Sharma Bajaan attained the feat in 2008 after he read a total of 17 books in 113 hours and 15 minutes.
Now, Treasure Olawunmi is taking a shot at breaking the world record by reading over 15 Nigerian published books in 120 hours over a period of 6 days at the Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba recently refurbished by the bank.
Treasures Olawunmi started the challenge on Monday 26th February, 2018 at exactly 1:30pm Nigerian time.
So far, he has read nine books including Toni Kan’s The Carnivorous City, Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s Independence, LeyeAdenle’s Easy Motion Tourist, Elnathan John’s Born on a Tuesday amongst many others