President Tinubu congratulates Nigeria’s chess record breaker


President Bola Tinubu has sent his congratulations to Tunde Onakoya for achieving a new world chess record, which has showcased Nigeria’s persistence, self-belief, and inventiveness on a worldwide scale.


Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, issued this statement in Abuja on Saturday.

On Saturday, Onakoya achieved the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon by playing for more than 58 hours and becoming victorious in every game.

According to him, the President commended the Nigerian Chess Champion and creator of Chess in Slums, Africa, for their exceptional achievement.




According to him, Tinubu also commended the underlying goal behind this remarkable demonstration of character, which is to generate cash in order to help African youth in their pursuit of education and opportunity through the game of chess.


The President commends Mr. Onakoya for exemplifying a common trait observed among Nigeria’s young population: the courage to bring about positive change, defy the notion of impossible, and provide innovative solutions to the country’s difficulties, while facing disadvantages.


The President asserts that Nigerian youngsters have exhibited excellence in several domains, like Afrobeats, Nollywood, skit-making, education, science, and technology, proving that remarkable achievements may indeed originate from humble origins.

“President Tinubu praises the tendency of Nigerians, regardless of artificial divisions, to unite, as demonstrated once again by their unwavering support for this historic undertaking,” he stated.


Ngelale stated that the President guaranteed all residents that his government is steadfast in its dedication to fostering and enlarging possibilities for the young to discover and use their talents, ultimately becoming the embodiment of the excellence our nation embodies in the years to come.

By Nnaemeka Odenigbo

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