Buhari Unveils World’s Largest Pictorial Book On Nigeria’s History
President Muhammadu Buhari unveiled what has been described as ‘the world’s largest pictorial book’ titled, Discover Nigeria.
The photobook which consists of Nigeria’s history, covering the period from independence in 1960 to the present was unveiled on Thursday, 30th September at the state house banquet centre in Abuja.
The event was attended by governors, traditional rulers, members of the diplomatic corps, the business community, and stakeholders in the creative industry.
The 392-page book, which is authored by Buhari’s official photographer, Bayo Omoboriowo showcases traditional institutions, landscapes, farmlands, stunning waterfalls, and seas, among others.
Omoboriowo had earlier hinted that the 60 sqm book is contending for the Guinness World Records’ largest photobook.
He said, ‘‘The previous record for the largest photobook is 45sqm. The ‘Discover Nigeria’ book has been printed and mounted as a 60sqm giant frame book-60 images, 60 pages, 60 square meters, celebrating Nigeria at 60,”.
The photographer also said that the book presentation was conceived as part of Nigeria’s diamond celebration.
The president’s personal assistant on broadcast media, Buhari Sallau, took to his Instagram page to share photos from the event.
Over 60 young Nigerians were said to have taken part in the construction of the giant frame book mounted at the state house conference centre (formerly banquet hall), the venue of the event.
See pictures below: