Subject: BREAKING THE SILENCE!!
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2005 15:46:54 +0000
BY DAPO ADU
International Chess Master
I am writing this email to enquire about certain things regarding Nigeria Chess Federation.
1.Why are there no Nigerians on the Fide Rting list?
2.Who are the people at the helms of affairs concerning Nigeria Chess Federation?
3.What is the state of Nigerian Chess presently?
4.What has happened to chess events back home?
5.Is Nigeria sending anyone to participate at the African Individual Chess event in Zambia?
6.Has anything been done regards to the email Mr Kunle Elegbede sent to some players and officials some months ago?
7.And lastly,any plans of sending a team to the next chess olympiad?
Nigerians have a lot of talent,and it will be very bad and sad to allow this talents go to waste without trying to help them utilise what they have. I think we have more than enough to make things happen,but the approach of getting the resources is what am not sure about. There are countries that are not in the same league with us when we talk about resources,countries like Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya. Uganda,but they still make things happen for their chess players,they participate both locally and Internationally, which is something we lack.
There was a time we were the best non-arab country in africa, but that is no longer the case, I think it is time we do something about changing that, everyone should come together and do some brain storming to see how to make things happen.
Everybodys idea is welcomed and well appreciated.