Bill Clinton wishes to meet 8-year old Nigerian Chess winner!
The skills of Tanitolowa who began learning chess last year alongside his classmates has earned him the recognition of the former president of the Untied States, Bill Clinton.
In recent news, Clinton revealed on his Twitter feed that he wishes to meet the talented player. He disclosed how impressed he was with Tanitoluwa’s story and said he would love to meet him sometime.
“Refugees enrich our nation and talent is universal, even if opportunity is not.” This story made me smile. 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”.
See the tweet below-
According to news reports, Tanitoluwa’s family, relocated to the US from Nigeria where he resides with his family in a homeless shelter after fleeing Nigeria in 2017 due to fear of terror attacks.