The 200-level student of Linguistics and African Languages at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Miss Subair Enitan, has ended hand wash-a-thon at 58 hours.
Enitan ended the hand wash-a-thon initially fixed for 50 hours at 12:05 AM on Monday, November 27, 2023, which made her surpass the set duration.
The management of the school led by the deputy vice-chancellor administration, Professor Abayomi Daramola on Sunday, November 26, paid her solidarity visit before ending the task
At the end of the task, Enitan said: “I felt I should give up several times, especially when I was pressed, I was like can I go through this thing? That my mum and my friends are in this crowd I feel very fulfilled to complete this task right in front of her.”
Confirming the development to The Nation on Monday, the Student Union President of OAU, Abbas Akinremi said: “She ended the wash-a-thon in the early hours of Monday and we took her to the university clinic.”
A congratulatory message from the Faculty of Arts Students Association (FASA), OAU, urged students to come out en mass to celebrate her.
The message signed by the faculty, PresidentHammed Oluwashina, Public Relations Officer, Tunji- Ajayi and General Secretary, Jesulayomi Aquila, reads, “The Executives of the Association extend their warmest felicitations and commendations to Subair Enitan, who has achieved her desired target of 50 hours in her official attempt at the 50-hour WASH-A-TON.
“This accomplishment could pave the way for her to break the record for the longest individual handwashing session.
“We express gratitude to all FASAITES who have shown support and encouragement for her and earnestly request more support for her at this final stage. Subair Enitan, from the Department of Linguistics and African Languages, is one of us, and we cannot be more proud of her.
“As we anticipate the validation of her record, let’s come out in mass and celebrate with her. To celebrate alone is to enjoy, but to celebrate with others is to savor the true essence of joy.”
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