The Governor of Lagos state has finally met with the young chess champion Ferdinand from Makoko community. In a recent video shared online by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on new Media Jubril A. Gawat, the chief servant of the state rocked a Boys’ Brigade uniform and was flanked by aides as he interacted with the bright lad.
The governor said something to which the boy responded that got those present laughing in the heart-warming video.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also invited him to Government House for a game of chess.
Meanwhile, yabacity.com previously reported that a boy with cerebral palsy had emerged chess champion of Makoko.
The founder of Chess in Slums Africa, Tunde Onakoya, had first shared the emotional story of a Nigerian child, Ferdinard, who became a chess champion. In April, the chess instructor said that his team met him and introduced the young boy to the game. He said a few minutes afterwards, the young boy outperformed everyone.
Tunde disclosed that he soon discovered the boy was a master chess player after he was able to solve a complex knight move. His team visited the young boy’s family and discovered they barely had enough to survive on. The tutor added that though he had never heard him say anything in the English language, he uttered “champion” as he held his trophy.