Taekwondo Congress ratifies new Constitution

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Board members of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NWF) have expressed delight over the Federation’s new constitution that was widely adopted at its congress.
The congress which was held on Saturday 23rd June at the Conference Centre of the Abuja National Stadium, was historical as the body finally got a working constitution to guide it in the running of its affairs hence.
The development is coming after 31 years of the founding of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation.
Speaking at the event, President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Mrs. Margaret Binda said she is very delighted that the Taekwondo community today made history by adopting the constitution that will govern the Federation.
“We thank God that after 31 years of existence we finally did this. The major high points of the congress was the sanctioning of competitions, election process, we highlighted all that has to do with the governing of Taekwondo in Nigeria” said Binga.
Technical Director of the Federation, Engineer Chika Chukwumerije said this is a good development that members of the Taekwondo community came together to adopt the constitution.
“What was interesting was the debate on the joint ticket of electing president and vice president, it provided clarifications concerning Taekwondo events. The constitution first went to the legal department of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC).”
All is now set for an all important annual congress of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) scheduled for Saturday inside prestigious Abuja National stadium.
A board meeting preceded the annual congress meeting which held on Friday. It harmonised issues before entire taekwondo stakeholders’further discussions.
Chukwumwrije also hinted that deeper conversation on the proposed constitution for the federation would be rounded-up after December deliberations.
According to the 2008 Beijing Olympic medallist, “Adequate contacts have been made and all Sports Directors and stakeholders were briefed before the processes leading to the Congress.
“We are solidly on course in making sure that we deliver on our promises.”
Meanwhile, no fewer than 15 taekwondo Athletes currently in camp have intensified preparations ahead of next month’s African Youth Games (AYG) in Algeria.
After physical body building when training began two weeks ago, tactical build-up using latest taekwondo gadgets has already begun at the indoor hall, package B of Abuja National stadium with the NTF insisting that only eligible players in age and performance will make the final cut.(Gongnews)

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