Babajide Sanwo-Olu Thrilled Playing Chess With 10-year-old Autistic Chess Player

Governor Sanwo-Olu Plays Chess With Austic Child (4)

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has accepted a challenge to play chess with 10-year-old Master Ferdinand Maumo.

Master Maumo, though autistic, he has been able to defy his medical condition to not only show his mastery of Chess, but has gone ahead to make a mark at such a young age in a field where few of his age mates would dare to venture.

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Thrilled by Maumo’s prowess in the board game, Babajid Sanwo-Olu; the governor of Lagos State who also plays Chess could not hold his awe for the 10-year-old Chess sensation.

Sanwo-Olu writing about Maumo after a game that ended in a stalemate wrote on his facebook handle “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.

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“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 is not just about his dexterity as a chess master but that of the resilience of the human spirit to thrive against all odds.

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


“As a government, we are working very hard to support every child with special needs and we are committed to ensuring that no segment of our society is left behind.

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“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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