Chess Record Break: President Tinubu Cheers Tunde Onakoya

Chess Record Break: President Tinubu Cheers Tunde Onakoya
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Nigerian chess prodigy Tunde Onakoya has made history by breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon, playing for over 58 consecutive hours and emerging victorious in every match. President Bola Tinubu extended his heartfelt congratulations to Onakoya, applauding his exceptional achievement as a testament to Nigeria’s resilience, self-belief, and ingenuity on the global stage.

Onakoya, renowned as the Nigerian Chess Champion and the founder of Chess in Slums Africa received special recognition from President Tinubu for not only his remarkable feat but also his philanthropic efforts in raising funds to provide opportunities for African children through chess education.

Chess Record Break: President Tinubu Cheers Tunde Onakoya
    President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

    President Tinubu emphasized Onakoya’s demonstration of the audacity typical among Nigeria’s youth, highlighting their ability to drive positive change and innovate solutions to the nation’s challenges, even from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    The President underscored the broader significance of Onakoya’s achievement, noting that it exemplifies the potential of Nigerian youth across various fields, including music (Afrobeats), film (Nollywood), comedy (skit-making), education, science, and technology.

    Chess Record Break: President Tinubu Cheers Tunde Onakoya
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      President Tinubu commended the unity displayed by Nigerians from all walks of life in supporting Onakoya’s historic endeavor, transcending artificial barriers to rally behind a common cause.

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      Assuring the nation of his administration’s unwavering commitment to youth empowerment, President Tinubu pledged to create and expand opportunities for young Nigerians to unleash their potential and become symbols of greatness for the nation’s future.

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