President Tinubu Applauds Tunde Onakoya’s Record-Breaking Achievement in Chess

President Bola Tinubu has extended his heartfelt congratulations to Chess master Tunde Onakoya for his remarkable achievement in setting a new world chess record. Onakoya’s feat in breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest chess marathon, surpassing 58 hours of uninterrupted play, has garnered admiration from President Tinubu.

In a statement released by the President’s Spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu commended Onakoya for exemplifying Nigeria’s resilience, self-belief, and ingenuity on the global stage. The President expressed gratitude to Onakoya for his dedication to raising funds for the education of African children through chess, noting the noble cause driving his extraordinary endeavor.

President Tinubu hailed Onakoya’s demonstration of character, emphasizing his audacity to effect positive change and innovate solutions to challenges, even amidst adversity. He praised Nigeria’s youth population for consistently showcasing exceptional talent and determination across various fields, underscoring the nation’s capacity for greatness.

Furthermore, the President lauded the unity displayed by Nigerians in rallying behind Onakoya’s historic achievement, transcending artificial divisions to support a common cause. Tinubu reaffirmed his administration’s unwavering commitment to fostering opportunities for youth empowerment and development, ensuring they become catalysts for Nigeria’s future greatness.


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