Sokoto state will not only adopt South Koreans Saemul Undong model to gurantee speedy developmet but also ensure that it modified the model to suit the needs of sokoto in view of its ncultural and religious peculiarities, governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said.
Tambuwal who spoke when South Korea’s ambassador to Nigeria, Noh Kyu-Duk visited him added that South Korea was playing commendable part in ensuring world peace.
According to a statement issued yesterday in Sokoto by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Imam Imam, Tambuwal appreciated the Saemul Undong model for it’s commitment towards training rural dwellers in ways to raise their income and upgrade their skills in various areas of human endeavor.
“The Saemul Undong model will be adopted and modified to suit Sokoto’s needs considering its cultural and religious peculiarities.
“Vast majority of our population reside in the rural areas so we are determined to ensure that the people in those localities feel the presence of government in every way possible. We are studying various development models and certainly, Korea’s Saemul Undong excites us and we will modify it to suit our needs and way of life,” Tambuwal noted.
He further assured the South Korean envoy of the state willingness to collaborate with their country in areas of education, agriculture, cultural exchange, youth empowerment, sports among others.
Earlier, the South Korea’s ambassador divulged that
the model adopted by South Korea to develop its rural areas can be applicable to Nigerian communities if certain variables are put in place for greater good of the people.
According to Huh Kuh-Duk, South Korea achieved important milestones in nationhood when it introduced the ‘Saemul Undong’ (New Community) movement in the 70s.
“This model is a drive for self-support based upon the principles of diligence, self-reliance and cooperation. It achieved a lot of success because it did away with poverty and importantly closed the gap between cities and rural areas,” the South Korean envoy disclosed.
Korea: South Korea’s ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Noh Kyu-Duk, presenting a souvenir to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal when he visited the Governor…at the weekend. 18/09/16
Korea 2: L-R: Sokoto SSG, Prof Bashir Garba, South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Noh Kyu-Duk, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, embassy official and commissioner for higher education, Sahabi Isa Gada.