Aisha Yesufu, a popular human rights activist was on her Twitter account today to talk about a young chess champion.
Few days ago, Tunde Onakoya a Twitter user was on his Twitter account to celebrate Adeoye Fawaz, an 18 year old boy that usually work as a bus conductor and has lived most of his life under the popular Oshodi bridge. The young boy just became the winner of the chess and mental maths competition organised by Tunde Onokoya’s chess in the slums initiative.
Tunde Onokoya had previously taken his chess in slums initiative to the Oshodi bridge to help kids living under the bridge learn how to play the game of chess and metal maths, since they had no good shot at getting proper education. After his team trained 51 children for over one month they decided to organise a competition to test the kids and Adeoye Fawaz emerged the winner of the competition.
Tunde Onokoya took to his Twitter account to celebrate the chess champion and the other kids and when people saw the great job Tunde and his team did with the children they couldn’t help but thank Tunde for doing a great job. The people also decided to donate money to the chess in slums initiative, and so far over N20 million has been donated.
Today, Tunde Onakoya took to his Twitter account to share pictures from the media tour of Fawaz the chess and mental maths champion, Tunde also stated that this is the first time Fawaz will be on TV.
Aisha Yesufu saw Tunde’s tweet and she decided to react, Aisha Yesufu asked people if this young boy would accept N5,000 from a politician to go and fight after experiencing the possibility of a brighter future. She said that we must make it difficult for politicians to have tools of terror at their disposal.
Read what Aisha Yesufu said about the young chess champion below.