The Bayelsa State Governor, His Excellency—Douye Diri Awards scholarship to African U-10 Chess Champion—Deborah Quickpen; Designate her Youth Ambassador for Education.
Three days ago, Governor Diri received nine-year-old Africa U-10 Chess Champion—Deborah Quickpen during the state Executive Council meeting at the statehouse.
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During the reception, the Governor encouraged parents in Bayelsa State to follow suit in raising their children as the Quickpens’.
Governor Douye Diri Continued: “we honor you today, and we appreciate your parents who have trained you very well, for every giant begins from the home. We pray that you move from glory to glory, and win more Nobel Prizes for your country, as you are now an ambassador to the youths in Bayelsa State, and your country Nigeria.”
Governor Douye Diri, announced that the parents of the African U-10 Chess Champion should choose for her a school for academics and sports, in Nigeria or Abroad. The state government will take care of all her expenses from Secondary school to University. He said “because you, your parents, and the sports team took over the bills even without approvals from the state government, and tried as much as possible to represent this state and country. I hereby announce the award of 4 Million Naira to you with immediate effect.”
Last month at the National Youth Games held at the University of Ilorin, Deborah Quickpen pulled up another stunning performance by winning 3 Gold medals.
Three-time Nigeria Chess Champion, FIDE Master Bomo Kigigha is the Coach to Deborah Quickpen. We do congratulate him and hope he gets rewarded for an excellent job well done.