A Nigerian Facebook user is completely out to break the record with his mission of being the first person to meet all his Facebook friends in person. According to a post he shared on his Facebook page, the young man identified as Gaius Chibueze, has decided to take a nationwide tour to meet all his 5000 Facebook friends.
Chibueze who is based in Abuja, says he wants to be the first person to achieve this ‘feat’. He wrote:
“My name is Gaius Chibueze, a Nigerian. I want to be the first person in the history of the world to meet all his 5,000 Facebook friends one on one. This I am already doing through a project I call “Mr Facebook World Tour A.K.A Facebookers connect.”
In what seems to be a well planned and elaborate tour, Gaius Chibueze drafted a tour guide and schedule of major locations in the country including Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Kwara, Nasarawa, Delta and other states.
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Gaius wrote on his Facebook page as he shared the schedule:
“For the benefit of all who just added me. Here are my Tour dates schedule for Nigeria and Ghana. Pls, if your state is not listed that’s because as at when my team drafted this tour schedule I had no friend in such states. But it will be added immediately you signify interest in meeting me.”
“The aim of my project is:
1. The Connector: To bring the Love and Friendship we share online to the Real World.
2. The Connector: To advocate for the positive use of the social media (Uniting the World with the Social Media).
3. Adventure: This project will see me become the first person in the history of the world to meet all his 5,000 Facebook friends one on one.
4. Facebookers Connect.
“A platform aimed at connecting Facebook friends in each city who have close ties on the internet but haven’t met in real life.
“Such friends will have the opportunity to interact one on one and use this medium positively to reach out and touch lives of people in need (Physically Challenged, Orphans, School Drop-outs, sick persons, skill acquisition training for the unemployed) in their immediate society.”
The young man who is quite passionate about his mission, has not stopped pushing his idea despite the backlash he has received from a couple of people who think his idea is a crazy one.
Here’s another post he shared recently:
“The Facebookers Connect project of the “Mr.Facebook World Tour” is a platform which will bring thousands of Facebook users in each country together to discuss how humanity can use the social media (Facebook) to unite the world. During the tour, my Facebook friends and I will meet in interactive sessions real time on issues and challenges of common interest.
“We will also bring hope to victims of war by visiting internally displaced persons (IDPs) and indigent members of the society with donations from all my Facebook friends, corporate organizations and other Facebook users in such countries. Support the Mr. Facebook World Tour for Peace Project.”
As crazy as this venture is, I think the young man is out for something big. Nigerian youths are really beginning to think outside the box! Kudos to you dude.