The contestant for the Guinness World Records, who aims to build a six-to-eight-meter World’s Tallest Packaged Food Tower, Mr. Alkali Jonah Musa, has distributed about 4,000 packs of food to the children and people of Bangunji village, Shongom Local Government Area, Gombe State.
Recall that AgroNigeria had earlier reported last week that Mr. Alkali Jonah Musa targeted to build a six-to-eight metres World’s Tallest Packaged Food Tower in Gombe to break the Guinness World Record.
It was gathered that Alkali was meant to have erected the tower to beat the 3.37 metres record achieved by Heinz Africa and Middle East FTZ and Majid Al Futtaim, both in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate.
While narrating his story, he said the first attempt did not succeed, but that he still had one year within which he could achieve his goal, because he had received the approval from the Guinness World Records in December.
However, he was determined to break the record, despite the challenge he encountered saying, “I understand the problem and now that I understand the problem, I feel the problem has been solved. The problems are the packs and the packs are now very flexible, simply because of high temperature.”
Owing to the challenge being traced to the flexibility of the containers, Alkali elaborated, there’s a need to re-strategize to get stronger and rigid containers that could withstand any weather condition, saying he will come back strong and fully prepared to break the record.
Alkali, who’s a 31-year old graduate of Fisheries Technology from the University of Maiduguri, said the food stuff used for the preparation of the food, with all classes of nutrients, were all sourced locally within Gombe State, hence getting them would not be a challenge.
In his words: “Being a Social Worker simply means coming up with an ethical way of fighting for humanity, advocacy, inclusion and diversity. These are the ethics of social work and because of that, we want to advocate for these people, so that they can get quality nutrients, quality nutrition and then they can have what is required for themselves.”