Tinubu Applauds Chess Champion’s Record-Breaking Feat

Tunde Onakoya

President Bola Tinubu has extended his congratulations to Tunde Onakoya for his remarkable achievement in the world of chess. Onakoya has set a new world record by participating in a chess marathon that lasted over 58 hours, winning every match along the way.

In a statement released by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the President expressed his admiration for Onakoya’s dedication and skill. Onakoya, who is not only a chess champion but also the founder of Chess in Slums Africa, has not only showcased his prowess in the game but has also exemplified Nigeria’s resilience, self-belief, and ingenuity on a global platform.

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President Tinubu commended Onakoya for his commitment to using his talent for a noble cause. Onakoya’s marathon chess session was not just about breaking records but also about raising funds to support African children’s education and opportunities through chess.

The President highlighted the significance of Onakoya’s achievement, noting that it reflects the determination and innovative spirit of Nigeria’s youth. He emphasized that Nigerian youth have consistently demonstrated their ability to excel and drive positive change, even in the face of challenges.

Tinubu praised the unity and support shown by Nigerians from all walks of life towards Onakoya’s endeavor, underscoring the nation’s collective spirit and resilience.

Furthermore, the President reassured the nation of his administration’s commitment to nurturing and empowering the youth, ensuring they have ample opportunities to showcase their talents and contribute to the nation’s progress and prosperity.

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