May 27, 2024

Governor Dapo Abiodun Meets Chess Master Tunde Onakoya, Appoints Him as State Sports Ambassador

 

By Tosing Praise

 

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun welcomed back Nigerian chess master Tunde Onakoya after his record-breaking achievement in Times Square, New York, for the longest chess marathon.

 

On social media, Governor Abiodun shared, “We welcomed Mr. @Tunde_OD, the National Master of Chess and @GWR holder for the longest chess marathon. Beyond chess, he founded ‘Chess in Slums Africa’ to inspire and uplift underprivileged children.”

 

In honor of his achievement, Governor Abiodun appointed him as the State Sports Ambassador as Ogun State gears up to host the National Sports Festival in nine months, featuring chess. The Governor added that there will be a launching of the Ogun State Chess Competition, which Mr. Onakoya will design.

 

“Today, we appointed him as our State Sports Ambassador as Ogun State prepares to host the National Sports Festival in nine months, where chess will be featured. In his honor, we are launching the Ogun State Chess Competition, which Mr. Onakoya will design.”

“We also announced the Tunde Onakoya Prize to reward the competition’s winner, recognizing his dedication and leadership in promoting chess in our state.”

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