Guinness World Records: President Tinubu Congratulates Onakoya for Record-Breaking Chess Marathon



*World awaits GWR’s Confirmation


Nigerian President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated the master chess player and Founder of Chess in Slums Africa, Tunde Onakoya on his record-breaking chess marathon. The epic event which lasted for 60hours was streamed live from Times Square, New York. Backed by the need to give back to children from underserved communities, Onakoya ventured into this marathon to inspire the young generation that great things can happen from a small place.


In a press statement to acknowledge this rare feat, the President eulogised the chess player for sounding the gong of Nigeria’s resilience.


“I celebrate this Nigerian Chess Champion and Founder of Chess in Slums Africa for his rare feat, but especially for the reason driving this compelling demonstration of character, which is raising funds for African children to learn and find opportunity through chess.


“Tunde has shown a streak customary among Nigeria’s youth population, the audacity to make good change happen; to baffle impossibility, and propel innovations and solutions to the nation’s challenges, even from corners of disadvantage.


“Nigeria’s youths have demonstrated in all fields, including Afrobeats, Nollywood, the pulsating skit-making enterprise, education, science, and technology, that great exploits can truly come from small quarters.


“I commend the inclination of Nigerians – across artificial partitions – for unity, once again exemplified through their undiluted support for this epoch-making endeavour,” President Tinubu said.

Guinness World Records is yet to confirm this record-breaking feat.

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