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Tinubu thrilled by PwC Chess4change Grand Slam

Participants at the on-going PwC Chess4Change Grand Slam Tournament holding at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. The competition is meant for secondary school students in Lagos.

Participants at the on-going PwC Chess4Change Grand Slam Tournament holding at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. The competition is meant for secondary school students in Lagos.

Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Sports, Deji Tinubu, has hailed the organisers of the PwC Chess4Change Grand Slam tournament for contributing to the growth chess in the country.

The competition, in its second edition, commenced on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

The opening day of the tournament had in attendance Tinubu, the Director-General, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Ayo Agbesanwa, a partner from PwC, Mr. Daniel Asapokhai, a representative of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs. Olabisi Joseph, Chief Operating Officer, MediaVision Limited (Project Consultants), Mr. Jimmy Sogbesan, students, Principals and members of the press.

Speaking at the event, Tinubu lauded the sponsor for choosing to put their weight behind a value-driven project capable of transforming lives, noting that chess has the potential of putting Nigeria on the map of sporting greatness.

Speaking in the same vein, Daniel emphasised the values chess teaches, adding that playing chess forces the player to think about his moves and also ensures efficient time management, which is important in achieving success in life.

In her speech, Mrs. Bisi Joseph, who represented the Lagos State Ministry of Education at the event, opined that playing chess is an effective way of developing mental awareness.

The opening day of the three-day tournament concluded with Kings College in the lead after two rounds of play.



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