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Tinubu celebrates chess master Tunde Onakoya’s new world record


April 22, 2024

President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Tunde Onakoya on setting a new world chess record and putting up Nigeria’s resilience, self-belief, and ingenuity for global acclaim.

According to a statement by his media aide, Ajuri Ngelale, Onakoya broke the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon on Saturday, after playing for over 58 hours and winning every match in tow.

He said that the President celebrated the Nigerian Chess Champion and founder of Chess in Slums Africa for the rare feat, which is alsi raising funds for African children to learn and find opportunity through chess.

Ngelale said the President assured all citizens that his administration remains committed to creating and expanding opportunities for the youth to explore and exercise their abilities and become the symbols of greatness our nation represents into the future.