Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SYNOPSIS OF 8TH BOARD MEETING OF ARCJI, KINSHASA 1ST MAY 2009.

AFRICA REGIONAL COMMITTEE FOR STUDYING JUCHE IDEA OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, P.O.BOX 70863, KAMPALA, UGANDA. E mail: imbaguma53@yahoo.com. 4th May, 2009.To: Dr. Ogami Kenichi,Secretary General IIJI.Comrade Pak Kun Gwang,Korea Association of Social Scientists.All Board Directors,Africa Regional Committee for studying Juche Idea.

Comrades,SYNOPSIS OF 8TH BOARD MEETING OF ARCJI, KINSHASA 1ST MAY 2009.I have arrived back safely in Kampala; I hope that you too have arrived back home safely.CONGRATULATIONS!I salute and congratulate the Congolese National Organizing Committee for successfully organizing and conducting the 8th Board meeting of ARCJI and seminar in Kinshasa. On record I must put names of Professor Octave Kamwiziku, Dr. Mukelenge Vele, Comrade Otete Mboyo Gaston and Comrade Yangana for working tirelessly to ensure the success of the meeting and make our stay in Kinshasa comfortable. I thank Comrade Ogami Kenichi for guiding the proceedings and for his keynote address; and I thank Comrade Pak Kun Gwang and other officials from KASS for the material support.Of special mention are the enthusiastic students of the University of Kinshasa and members of the Lumumbist Party of Congo whose participation gave the seminar its true purpose and colour. I urge all of you comrades, to study the rich content of each paper which was presented at the seminar, and cause the multiplication of each paper to be circulated to every member of our study groups.SOME ORGANIZATIONAL SHORT COMINGSHowever, the views expressed hereunder were shared by all Board Directors, namely:• Dr. Kamwiziku Octave (DR Congo)• Dr. Francis Lyimo (Tanzania)• Dr. Al Hassan Mamman Mohammed (Nigeria)• Mr. Yahya Zakaria Khairullah (Egypt)• Mr. Eddie Kekana (South Africa)• Mr. Riad Challoub (Guinea Conakry)• Mr. Medhane (Ethiopia)• Mr. Baguma Isoke (Uganda)• And in attendance was Dr Abubaker Sadeeque Abba (Nigeria) in a meeting we held in the evening on 2nd May 2009 at Flats Hotel Luntu.Arising from our experiences in Conakry, Kampala, Dar es Salaam and Kinshasa, there have been a re-occurrence of problems and weaknesses regarding preparations for and sustaining Africa Regional Board meetings and seminars. These weaknesses include – o Lack of knowledge regarding what percentage of the expenses for the meeting a national organizing committee has got to contribute.o Lack of knowledge of what support IIJI and KASS are to make;o Lack of guidelines as for which expenses or items a board member (delegate) has got to raise money.At every occasion, board Directors have regrettably experienced hardships and humiliation when they proceeded to travel without adequate advisories from the host countries concerning entry visa, airport tax, internal security, weather, health regulations, economic situation, being received at the airport, transport to and fro the airport, internal travel, sight-seeing, cultural performances, accommodation, meals, telephone services etc, etc..We have always witnessed with embarrassment angry arguments between hotel managers and our hosts concerning payments for our welfare.THE WAY FORWARDContemporary Africa is embroiled in the second liberation against imperialism and neo-colonialism to consolidate meaningful independence and self-reliance. As we all recall; the armed struggle was aimed at overthrowing the occupying colonial forces and gain political independence. The epicenter of the armed struggle was in Kenya, Algeria, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Angola, Zimbabwe, Namibia etc. Progressive and friendly countries, governments and organizations in DPRK, China, USSR, Cuba and Eastern Europe did the following; Transferred technology i.e. trained young African men andv women in battle drills, guerrilla tactics, commando marshal arts, and weapons handling; Provided hardware i.e. guns an ammunitions;v Providedv other supplies i.e. combat uniforms, medicines, vehicles, communication gadgets and intelligence on the enemy; Exerted diplomatic pressure and economicv sanctions on the villain colonizing countries.All the above provisions cost money and the progressive governments who donated the money did so resolutely.Today, Africa needs a liberating revolutionary philosophy. Africa yearns for the JUCHE IDEA, but not for hardware weapons.Studying the JUCHE IDEA is not like studying music, dance, or doing a hairstyle. Studying JUCHE IDEA cannot be compared to learning how to swim or how to play golf or soccer. Indeed after one has known how to swim, how to play golf etc. that is the end of the story. But JUCHE IDEA is a highly loaded package---it transforms the whole person, the whole nation is transformed dynamically from a subservient one to an innovative individual, a booming nation.All along, national study committees have gratefully been getting what we call analgesic doses [to relieve the pain without curing the infection]; now the study committees need a real full curative or immunization dose. ..Quite frankly and realistically, we need adequate funding to bring about the embodiment of the JUCHE IDEA into manifestos of political parties and ultimately into national constitutions. But at the present rate of performance, we are equated to golf clubs! It is with a heavy heart that we say this… For us to meet every two years without observers from national committees, and with stagnant [in some cases declining] numbers in regional seminars is discouraging us the leaders and demotivating new students.The spread of religions sects, political ideologies and western lifestylesContemporary Africa is experiencing rapid advances of religious factions and life styles from America and Europe which are denting and in most cases completely overthrowing African traditional values. Political parties in Europe are directly funding political parties and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which collaborate in their neo-colonial drive.Comrades,Unlike the regions of Latin America, Europe and Asia, Africa is the only region where the JUCHE IDEA is growing fastest and where its impact is greatest. At the same time, Africa is the only region where the adherents of the Juche Idea cannot on their own finance activities of its dissemination to cause the much needed transformation of the body politic.In conclusion, the Board Directors of the African Regional Committee for Studying JUCHE IDEA request both IIJI and KASS to do the following:-1. step up financial support to national study committees and,2. provide guidelines on funding regional board meetings and seminars.

The struggle continues!

BAGUMA ISOKE
Director General,
ARCJI.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

THE ACTIVITIES OF YEAR 2008 DONE BY THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA

The activities of year 2008 done by the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea composed of two parts namely lecture series and group discussions. The specifics are as follows:
PART ONE
Series of lectures were delivered by Dr. Saddiggue Abubakar Abba to students of the University of Abuja throughout the first and second semesters which span the year 2008.These lectures centre on Juche Idea, Juche Philosophy, Songun Politics , the works and achievements of the founder of the DPR of Korea great leader Comrade Kim IL Sung, the works and achievements of the current leader of the DPR of Korea Comrade Kim Jong IL, Prospect for Korean Reunification, the economic sanctions on DPR of Korea, among others. The Study group on Kimilsungism based at the Nigerian Union of Journalism organised lecture series for journalists.
PART TWO
Ø JANUARY 2008
1) The National Committee sent a new year message to the Great Leader Kim Jong IL
2) There was a group reading and discussions on Juche Idea.
3) A statement was released by the National Chairman of the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea in support of the reunification proposal clarified in the New Year joint editorial of the DPR of Korea.
Ø FEBRUARY 2008
1) The National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Kim Jong IL on his birth day anniversary
2) The National Committee in conjunction with the high ranking officials in Nigeria constituted the preparatory committee to celebrate and commemorate the births days of President Kim IL Sung and Great Leader Kim Jong IL.
3) Group discussions was held on the works and achievements of the leader of the DPR of Korea Comrade Kim Jong IL
Ø MARCH 2008
1) Seminar on the Songun Politics of the DPR of Korea.
2) A statement was released by the National Chairman of the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea condemning the actions of the Japan against the DPR of Korea.
APRIL 2008
1) The National Committee sent a message to the Great Leader Kim Jong IL on the birth day anniversary of President Kim IL Sung
2) Group discussions was held on the works and achievements of the founder of the DPR of Korea great leader Comrade Kim IL Sung,
3) The National Committee released a commemorating bulletin on the birth day of President Kim IL Sung
Ø MAY 2008
1) Group discussions on Juche Philosophy.
Ø JUNE 2008
1) Group discussions were held on the 19th to commemorate forty-four years when the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong IL stated work at the Central Committee of the Workers Party of Korea.
2) The National Chairman of the National Committee released a statement in support of the June 15 joint declaration.
Ø JULY 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong IL on the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War
2) Study group on the life, exploits and achievements of the Great Leader Kim IL Sung was held on the 8th.
3) The national committee held a general meeting for the mid year and reviewed activities carried out in the last six months and strengthens her resolve to carry-out the scheduled activities for the rest of the year.
Ø AUGUST 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong IL on the Liberation Day.
2) Group discussions were held on the significance of commemorating the day of Korea’s Liberation.

Ø SEPTEMBER 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il on the Foundation Day of the DPR of Korea.
2) Celebration of the national day of DPRK.
Ø OCTOBER 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong IL on the Foundation of the Workers Party of Korea.
2) On 1st October, which is our National Day, there was a group discussion on Nigeria’s developmental strides through Juche Idea.
3) Activities on October 10, the Foundation day of the Workers’ Party of Korea
Ø NOVEMBER 2008
1) Group discussions were held on the sanctions imposed on DPR of Korea, the six party talks, Korean Reunification and the nuclear standoff.
Ø DECEMBER 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong IL on the anniversary of his appointment as the supreme commander of the Korean Peoples Army.
2) The national committee held a general meeting and reviewed activities of the national committee and the regional groups for the year 2008 and charted a new course for the forth coming year 2009. Top on the agenda of activities for the 2009 is the opening of a new branch at the Nassarawa State University, Keffi Nassarawa State, National Seminar of Juche Idea and Songun Politics in the independence Era and the resuscitation of the branch at the College of Education at Zuba.



Dr. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad
National Chairman,
Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea.

THE NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JOINT DECLARATION OF THE NORTH/SOUTH OF KOREA

On the 13th of June, 2009, adherents of Juche Idea in Nigeria marked the ninth anniversary of the joint North/South of Korea declaration during the study group session. After the study group session, it was unanimously agreed that a letter of solidarity be written to His Excellency, the Leader of the D.P.R of Korea. Below is the text of the letter.


Pyongyang June 13th, 2009

His Excellency, Comrade Kim Jong IL,
The General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea,
The Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the
Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, the Supreme
Commander of the Korean Peoples’ Army.

His Excellency,
On behalf of all the adherents of Juche idea in Nigeria, I congratulate his Excellency on the occasion of the ninth anniversary of joint declaration of the North/South Korea.

June 15th is the anniversary when a new chapter was opened in the history of Korean reunification movement. On June 15th , 2000, the first-ever inter-Korean summit meeting was held in Pyongyang, DRP of Korea after the country’s division and there the historic Joint Declaration was adopted, a landmark event in Korean reunification movement.

We the adherents of Juche Idea in Nigeria identify and support the main spirit of the Joint Declaration which is ‘by our nation itself’. The reunification of the Korean Peninsula can only be achieved by the concerted efforts of Koreans themselves without any outside interference.

The adoption of the joint Declaration ushered in eye-opening events in Korea’s reunification movement. All Koreans, whether living in the North or in the South, have adhered to the Joint Declaration, thus promoting reconciliation, unity and cooperation and vigorously advancing the reunification movement.



Dr. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad
National Chairman

NIGERIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA MARKS THE FIFTEEN ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSING AWAY OF ETERNAL PRESIDENT OF THE D.P.R OF KOREA.

His Excellency, Comrade Kim Jong IL,
The General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea,
The Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the
Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, The Supreme
Commander of the Korean Peoples’ Army.

His Excellency,

We, the adherents of Juche idea in Nigeria join Koreans, millions of socialists and peace lovers all over the world in marking the fifteen anniversary of the passing away of founder and eternal President of the D.P.R of Korea, great leader Comrade Kim IL Sung.

The sun of the twenty-first century laid a solid foundation for powerful and sovereign D.P.R of Korea that has been a beacon of hope and inspiration to socialists and peace lovers all over the world. The great leader President Kim IL Sung founded the Juche Idea; the man centered philosophical idea through practical activities and successfully embodied it in the revolution and construction. Today, as we mark this occasion here in Nigeria, we rededicate ourselves to the ideals and pledge to continue spreading Juche Idea.

We once more sincerely wish Your Excellency good health and happiness and greater successes in your noble work of building a prosperous and powerful country and achieving the cause of world independence. The great leader President Kim IL Sung will always be with us.


Dr. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad
National Chairman,
Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea.

THE 8TH BOARD MEETING OF THE AFRICA REGIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA (ARCSJI) HELD AT FADEN HOUSE 117, Av Colonel TSHATSHI IN KINSHASA, T










































THE SPECIFIC TASK OF SELF SUFFICIENCY AND DEVELOPMENT OF INDEPENDENT AFRICA BY DR ALHASSAN MAMMAN MUHAMMAD,
NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, NIGERIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA. BEING TEXT OF THE LECTURE DELIVERED AT THE 8TH BOARD MEETING OF THE AFRICA REGIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA (ARCSJI) HELD AT FADEN HOUSE 117, Av Colonel TSHATSHI IN KINSHASA, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO FROM APRIL 30TH TO MAY 3RD, 2009.


FORWARD
The 8th board meeting of the African Regional Committee on the Study of Juche Idea was held beiween April 30th to May 3rd 2009 in Kinshasa, The Democratic Republic of Congo. The text below represents the paper presented at the meeting.

INTRODUCTION
Africa, the second largest of Earth’s seven continents, covers 23 percent of the world’s total land area and containing 13 percent of the world’s population. Africa is a land of great diversity. If you were to trek across the continent, you would pass through lush, green forests and wander vast, grassy plains. You would cross barren deserts, climb tall mountains, and ford some of the mightiest rivers on Earth. You would meet diverse people with a wide range of cultures and backgrounds and hear hundreds of different languages. You would pass through small villages where daily life remains largely the same as it has been for hundreds of years.
Africa plays a very important role in the global mineral economy, producing about three-quarters of the world’s cobalt; half of the global supply of platinum, chromium, and diamonds; approximately one-third of all gold, manganese, and uranium; one-fifth of all bauxite; and one-tenth of the world’s petroleum. Minerals account for at least half of export earnings in 12 African countries, and 90 percent or more of exports in Angola, Nigeria, Algeria, Libya, and Zambia. The countries of the Sahel and East Africa, where mineral production is unimportant, are notable exceptions.
North Africa is one of the world’s major centres of oil production, and Libya, Algeria, and Egypt are among Africa’s top producers of crude petroleum. Algeria has vast reserves of natural gas as well. North Africa is also rich in phosphate deposits and production, Morocco being a leader in world output. Of lesser significance in the region are coal, iron ore, uranium, platinum, lead, zinc, and cobalt.
West and Central Africa also contain significant oil reserves. Nigeria is Africa’s top petroleum producer, and Angola, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo are other important oil-producing countries. West and Central Africa also possess some of the world’s most significant sources of cobalt, manganese, potash, bauxite, and copper. Guinea has about one-third of the world’s reserves of bauxite, the commercial source of aluminium. Other minerals of economic significance are iron ore, gold, diamonds, tin, uranium, phosphate, columbite, and titanium.
Africa has several of the world’s greatest rivers. The Congo, which alone accounts for some 38 percent of the continent’s discharge into the ocean, drains an area of more than 4.1 million sq km (1.6 million sq mi), ranking second only to South America’s Amazon River in terms of discharge and size of drainage basin. The Nile, which extends for 6,695 km (4,160 mi), is the world’s longest river; it occupies the fourth largest drainage basin. Other important rivers include the Niger in West Africa and the Zambezi in southern Africa. These river courses provide ideal conditions for hydroelectric power generation. Africa has about 40 percent of the world’s hydroelectric potential, but only a small proportion has been developed.
Africa has the second largest tropical rain forest, the Congo basin after the Amazon in Brazil. The southern part of West Africa is thickly forested and produces a wide variety of cash crops such as cocoa from Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria; palm oil mainly from Nigeria; cotton from Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, among others.

Yet rather than these huge resource bases being a driver of African development, in many cases, their extraction has resulted in crisis and conflicts with the resultant hunger, refugees, militancy, rebel movements, killings, among others. Examples include: the Niger Delta militants fighting the global oil companies extracting oil in the oil rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria; the blood diamonds trade that brought Liberia to its knees, the Tuareg rebellion in the uranium rich department d’agades region of Niger Republic; the problem in eastern Congo DR which is partly over the resources in that part of the country.
During the first period of colonialism, several Western European countries—led by Portugal, The Netherlands, Spain, France, and Britain—used their colonial territories to provide them with goods for consumption and trade. In the late 18th century, the Industrial Revolution brought mechanized production to many nations and ushered in a second period of colonialism. Industrialized countries could produce much larger quantities of goods and resources than had previously been possible. To achieve this level of production they relied on colonies to provide raw materials for building and powering machines and for supplying their factories. These countries and many of the people living in them experienced increases in wealth and ease of access to essential resources and staple foods.
The colonies in Africa did not share in these gains. Often, the resources of the colonies were exploited and plundered by the colonizing countries. In the colonies, the production of cash crops and raw materials for manufacturing diverted indigenous peoples from doing subsistence work, such as growing food crops, gardening or tending livestock. Others were simply displaced from their land as was the case in Azania (South Africa), Zimbabwe and many other African countries. Native Africans had been self-sufficient as farmers, herders, or hunter-gatherers; now they became dependent, for the first time, on outsiders for their basic needs, and many became poor.
Some social scientists argue that wealthier developed countries continue to practice a form of colonialism, known as neo-colonialism. The affluence of these countries is based to a large extent on favourable trade with the developing world. Developed countries have been able to get inexpensive natural resources from poorer countries especially in Africa. For example, oil for power, ores and minerals for manufacturing durable goods, and manufactured goods made by low-wage workers in factories operated by multinational corporations. This practice contributes to the dependency of poorer countries while not raising their standards of living.

From 1960 to 1980 most newly independent African countries launched ambitious development plans to lift the standard of living of their peoples, who had suffered years of colonial misrule and exploitation. Development projects were launched to spur economic development by promoting manufacturing and other industries. One major goal of industrialization was for a nation to spend less on imports by producing the consumer goods that formerly had to be imported (such as textiles, tires, chemicals, fertilizers, paper, glass, ceramics, and electrical equipment). This strategy, known as import substitution, faltered in the 1960s because of the inability of new African manufacturers to produce consumer goods efficiently. New factories required imported machinery and other costly goods to sustain production. The high costs made local manufacturers inefficient and incapable of competing with foreign manufactured products. The efforts were also hampered by the relatively low demand for consumer goods by Africa’s small markets.
The reality was quite different. First, the export-promotion strategy was crippled by declining world prices for African raw materials. Second, what wealth was generated in the developed areas was often expatriated to foreign investors, siphoned off by national governments, or spent on ostentatious public works and imported consumer goods for urban residents. The promised economic spill over effects was minimal.
This rapid and intensive exploitation of the continent’s natural resources holds both dangers and positive potential. Africa’s resource rich countries are characterized by the condition known as the ‘resources curse’, in which resource abundance is often correlated with high levels of corruption, conflict, underdevelopment, poverty and inequality. However, Africa’s natural resources are value neutral and have the potential to be the catalyst for sustained long-term development, as well as economic and social growth. Central to development and self sufficiency is the issue of ideology. The inability of African countries to be self sufficient and attain development is our inability to anchor our developmental strides on a sound ideological base.
Thus, for African countries to change and become stronger, more impressive, successful, and advanced, we must anchor our developmental strides on a sound ideology. This ideology should be a system of social organization in which ideas forming the basis of a social, economic, and political philosophy or program that should drive African countries out of poverty, civil strife, rebel movements, foreign domination and dependency on the Western world to an Africa that is self sufficient, well secure from foreign domination, Africa where each member country can defend its territorial integrity and secure its own boarders and ultimately use its natural resources for the maximum benefits of all rather than few of its citizens. This ideology is Juche Idea and its associated Songun Politics.
By adopting Juche Idea and its associated Songun Politics, African countries would now be better placed to defend their territorial integrity. We must lend to place greater attention on military affairs and only when we do this that Nigeria can be able to take care of the militancy in the oil rich Niger Delta, Mali and Niger be able to eliminate the threat pose by the Tuareg rebellion in their northern territories, Senegal be able to handle the Casamance secession, Uganda be able to deal with the lord’s resistance army, and Congo DR be better placed to wade rebellion and foreign elements in its eastern part.
Juche Idea would afford African countries to individually place the love of their countries over and above anything. By this, countries would have the opportunities to implements national development plans without dictates from Western Governments and Institutions whose directives and influences in form of loans, development aids, grants and assistance, has left Africa prostrate, politically, socially, militarily and economically.

STATEMENT OF THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA SUPPORTING THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES’REPUBLIC OF KOREA CONCERNING HER NUCLEAR PRO

We the adherents of Juche Idea in Nigeria vehemently condemns the sanctions being contemplated to be imposed by the United Nation’s Security Council in which it condemn the satellite launch on April 5th, 2009 and underground nuclear test on May 25th,2009 by the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea. It is on records that the United Nation’s Security Council has never taken issue of satellite launch with any country. Why should the DPRK’s launch of satellite for communications purposes be an exception!

The DPRK’s underground nuclear test is the fundamental rights of all nations. The United States and her imperialist allies have been and would continue to conduct nuclear test. The United Nation’s Security Council has never condemned the United States and her imperialist allies let alone impose sanctions of any sort.

This point to the fact that the United Nation’s Security Council action was dictated by imperialists and that the action was totally against the principles of the founding fathers of the United Nations. The principle of equality of nations is wantonly being desecrated and this would threaten the very existence of the United Nations. We believe very strongly, that the United Nations risk going the way of the League of Nations.

The Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea deserves the right to launch satellite for peaceful purposes just like any other nation. Similarly, the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea has the right to use whatever means necessary to defend its sovereignty including its nuclear programme to serve as a deterrent against those who believe in the concept of regime change in countries that do not dance to their whims and caprices. The nuclear deterrent programme for self-defence of the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea should be resumed and should never be discontinued.

The proposed United Nations Security Council’s resolution aimed at imposing sanctions on the DPR of Korea which is under consideration and is being backed by the United States and her imperialist allies would further exacerbate tension on the Korean peninsula.

It is on record that for the past decades that the United States and her allies have been imposing sanctions, it has never given them their desired result and it never would. The DPR of Korea has been waxing stronger and stronger in all fields. The United States and her allies should abandon this culture of imposing sanctions, remove over forty thousand troops massed along the DPR of Korea line of demarcation with South Korea, repeal their so-called sanctions on the DPR of Korea and stop the routine joint military exercises with the South Korean forces along the line of demarcation with the DPR of Korea.

Lastly, we the adherents of Juche Idea in Nigeria urged the United Nations Security Council to adhere strictly to the ideals and principles of its founding fathers of respecting the sovereignty and equality of member states and should desist from being used as a tool by United States and her imperialist allies in imposing their will on the rest of the world. We also view the six-party talk as only a tool in the hands of imperialists to disarm the DPRK. Thus, we are urging the DPR of Korea to rebuild the nuclear facilities and resume its nuclear enrichment programme which was disabled under the agreement of the six-party talks.

Long live the dexterity of the Korean People!
Long live the Zeal of the Korean People!
Long live the DPR of Korea!


Dr. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad
National Chairman

THE ACTIVITIES OF YEAR 2008 DONE BY THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA

Members of the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea met and agreed on the schedules of activities the committee would embark upon in the year 2008. The details composed of two parts namely lecture series and group discussions. The specifics are as follows:
PART ONE
Series of lectures were delivered by Dr. Saddiggue Abubakar Abba to students of the University of Abuja throughout the first and second semesters which span the year 2008.These lectures centre on Juche Idea, Juche Philosophy, Songun Politics , the works and achievements of the founder of the DPR of Korea great leader Comrade Kim IL Sung, the works and achievements of the current leader of the DPR of Korea Comrade Kim Jong IL, Prospect for Korean Reunification, the economic sanctions on DPR of Korea, among others. The Study group on Kimilsungism based at the Nigerian Union of Journalism organised lecture series for journalists.
PART TWO
Ø JANUARY 2008
1) The National Committee sent a new year message to the Great Leader Kim Jong IL
2) There was a group reading and discussions on Juche Idea.
3) A statement was released by the National Chairman of the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea in support of the reunification proposal clarified in the New Year joint editorial of the DPR of Korea.
Ø FEBRUARY 2008
1) The National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader Kim
Jong IL on his birth day anniversary
2) The National Committee in conjunction with the high ranking officials in Nigeria constituted the preparatory committee to celebrate and commemorate the births days of President Kim IL Sung and Great Leader Kim Jong IL.
3) Group discussions was held on the works and achievements of the leader of the DPR of Korea Comrade Kim Jong IL
Ø MARCH 2008
1) Seminar on the Songun Politics of the DPR of Korea.
2) A statement was released by the National Chairman of the Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea condemning the actions of the Japan against the DPR of Korea.
APRIL 2008
1) The National Committee sent a message to the Great Leader Kim
Jong IL on the birth day anniversary of President Kim IL Sung
2) Group discussions was held on the works and achievements of the founder of the DPR of Korea great leader Comrade Kim IL Sung,
3) The National Committee released a commemorating bulletin on the birth day of President Kim IL Sung
Ø MAY 2008
1) Group discussions on Juche Philosophy.
Ø JUNE 2008
1) Group discussions were held on the 19th to commemorate forty-four years when the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong IL stated work at the Central Committee of the Workers Party of Korea.
2) The National Chairman of the National Committee released a statement in support of the June 15 joint declaration.
Ø JULY 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader on the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War
2) Study group on the life, exploits and achievements of the Great Leader Kim IL Sung was held on the 8th.
3) The national committee held a general meeting for the mid year and reviewed activities carried out in the last six months and strengthens her resolve to carry-out the scheduled activities for the rest of the year.
Ø AUGUST 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader on the Liberation Day.
2) Group discussions were held on the significance of commemorating the day of Korea’s Liberation.

Ø SEPTEMBER 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader on the Foundation Day of the DPR of Korea.
2) Celebration of the national day of DPRK.
Ø OCTOBER 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader on the Foundation of the Workers Party of Korea.
2) On 1st October, which is our National Day, there was a group discussion on Nigeria’s developmental strides through Juche Idea.
3) Activities on October 10, the Foundation day of the Workers’ Party of Korea
Ø NOVEMBER 2008
1) Group discussions were held on the sanctions imposed on DPR of Korea, the six party talks, Korean Reunification and the nuclear standoff.
Ø DECEMBER 2008
1) The National Chairman of the National Committee sent a congratulatory message to the Great Leader on the anniversary of his appointment as the supreme commander of the Korean Peoples Army.
2) The national committee held a general meeting and reviewed activities of the national committee and the regional groups for the year 2008 and charted a new course for the forth coming year 2009. Top on the agenda of activities for the 2009 is the opening of a new branch at the Nassarawa State University, Keffi Nassarawa State, National Seminar of Juche Idea and Songun Politics in the independence Era and the resuscitation of the branch at the College of Education at Zuba.



Dr. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad
National Chairman,
Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea.