– The Governor of Lagos has met with the chess champion of Makoko community
– In the trending video, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was excited to meet the young lad as they interacted
– Social media users have commended that governor for the meet-up
The Governor of Lagos state has finally met with the young chess champion Ferdinand from Makoko community.
In a recent video shared on Twitter 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 a heartwarming video.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also invited him to Government House for a game of chess.
The video which already had over 3k views stirred mixed reactions.
“Am so happy we are close to our governor
“God bless Tunde.”
“I’m happy for the mother she should be the one behind her son who be that lady please.”
“One day, I will be invited too by Mr governor mark my words @Mr_JAGs.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng 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.