This formed part of the discussions on Friday in Abuja when the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Choi Jong Hyun led a delegation from the South Korean Cultural Centre to pay a courtesy call on the minister of sports and chairman of the National Sports Commission, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi.
The minister lauded the immense contributions of the Korean government towards the growth of sports in Nigeria, particularly the game of taekwondo which he said will impact positively on Nigeria‘s participation in the 2016 Olympics.
He said “This is another chapter in our relationship and support to sports development” stressing that the programme could not have come at a better time than now when sports in Nigeria was undergoing reforms.
He used the occasion to solicit the support of the Republic of South Korea in the area of calisthenics as the Nation prepares for the Centenary celebration in 2014.
Earlier in his remarks, Ambassador Choi jong Hyun expressed his country’s willingness to work closely with Nigeria in promoting Taekwondo.
The ambassador was full of praises for Nigeria‘s taekwando champion Chika Chukwumerije and was optimistic that with proper training and coaching Nigeria will produce more champions in this sport.