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Ex-US President Bill Clinton Invites Nigerian Teenage Chess Champion



Ex-US President Bill Clinton has invited eight-year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewumi and his parents to his office in Harlem.

The invitation was cited in a tweet where the former US number one citizen said, “Refugees enrich our nation and talent is universal, even if the opportunity is not.

“Tanitoluwa, you exemplify a winning spirit –in chess and in life. And kudos to your hardworking parents. You all should stop by my office in Harlem; I’d love to meet you.”

This is coming hours after Tanitoluwa Adewumi emerged the winner of the third-grade category of chess championships in New York City, where he lives in a homeless shelter.

Before now, the teenage boy learned chess last year alongside his classmates.

Tanitoluwa, his parents and older brother arrived in New York after fleeing Nigeria in 2017 due to fear of terror attacks from the group Boko Haram.

See Clinton’s tweet below:

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