Gov Sanwo-Olu Battles 10-Year-Old Chess Champion in Friendly Game, Shares Cute Photos as it Ends in Stalemate

Gov Sanwo-Olu Battles 10-Year-Old Chess Champion in Friendly Game, Shares Cute Photos as it Ends in Stalemate

  • Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and 10-year-old Ferdinand Maumo recently slugged it out in a game of chess and got many people talking on social media
  • The governor posted cute photos of himself and the chess prodigy on his Facebook page and noted that the game ended in a stalemate
  • He admitted that Ferdinand gave him a tough time, adding that the young boy has a bright future ahead of him

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state warmed the hearts of many after engaging 10-year-old chess prodigy Ferdinand Maumo in a friendly game.

The governor took to his Facebook page to share photos of himself and Ferdinand as they slugged it out in the game of chess on Sunday, June 13.

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Ferdinand and Governor Sanwo-Olu engaged in a game of chess.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the game of chess ended in a stalemate. Photo credit: Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Source: Facebook

Legit.ng notes that Governor Sanwo-Olu said he accepted the challenge from Ferdinand on Children's Day.

He said the game ended in a stalemate as Ferdinand did not make it easy for him.

In his words:

"On Children's Day, I accepted a challenge from 10 years old Chess prodigy, Ferdinand Maumo. Today, we decided to sit down and duel it out. Even if I do say so myself, I’m a pretty decent Chess player but after an intense encounter, Ferdinand proved a hard nut to crack and we reached a stalemate."

Ferdinand's story inspires the governor

Governor Sanwo-Olu noted that Ferdinand’s story is "not just about his dexterity as a chess master but that of the resilience of the human spirit to thrive against all odds".

He said:

"Ferdinand is a young autistic boy who has found the strength to rise above his challenges."

According to the governor, his government is working very hard to support every child with special needs.

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He concluded:

"I am inspired by Ferdinand. I strongly believe his mastery of the game of chess will continue to be a catalyst for greater success ahead of him."

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Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Sanwo-Olu f Lagos state finally met with the young chess champion Ferdinand from Makoko community.

In a 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.

Source: Legit

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