Sen Shehu Sani , the former Kaduna lawmaker, has reacted to reports of a Nigerian man, Tembu Ebere who went temporarily blind while attempting to cry for seven days to break the Guinness World Records.
Ebere, who confirmed his health issues to BBC said that he forced himself to cry for seven days for the record but along the line, he went temporarily blind.
Ebere said that he experienced headaches, puffy eyes, and a swollen face and went partially blind for 45 minutes amid his efforts.
The young man said he had to re-strategize and reduce his wailing, adding that he was determined to cry for one week as he planned despite the difficulties he encountered.
Reacting to the development in a Twitter post on Wednesday, Sani said the Guinness World Record should demand the medical records of its intending participants before granting permission.
The lawmaker remarked that the Guinness World Record should disqualify persons not medically or mentally fit for such risky adventures, stressing that the risks for the record shouldn’t ignore health concerns.
He wrote: “The Guinness World Records group should demand for the medical records of its intending participants, in view of the extreme pressure and stress candidates subject themselves for the purpose of the record trophy.
“The risks for record shouldn’t ignore health concerns. @GWR should disqualify persons not medically or mentally fit for such risky adventures.
“This is also a moral and ethical issue.
“The report of a Nigerian who cried himself to blindness should be the reason for the needed health and mental check before participation. @GWR shouldn’t be a su*cidal platform for records.”