Thursday, March 31, 2011

NDC Chairman and Korean People's Army

April 9 is the day when Kim Jong Il was elected in 1993 Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and April 25 is the founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army (1932).

His election as the NDC chairman served a momentum in developing the KPA into an invincible armed force.

Chairman Kim Jong Il has markedly strengthened the politico-ideological might of the KPA. Always stressing the importance of ideology, he regards that a rifle devoid of ideology is no more than a mere stick and pays a special attention to enhancing the political and ideological qualifications of servicepersons.

Whenever inspecting army units he first looks round education centres for soldiers to acquaint himself with the details of distribution and use of newspapers and books, and even attends their political studies and enjoys art performances representing their ideological and spiritual traits, speaking highly of them.

Under his command the KPA has grown up into the armed force with strong ideology and faith for which no other armies around the world can be a match.

Among them are a pilot who died a heroic death with his fighter plane in flames for the safety of the leadership of the revolution, 15 soldiers left their last words, "Long live Kim Jong Il's thriving nation!" before their death after drifting on the sea for about three months, and others devoted themselves in order to safeguard the portraits of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il and save their comrades-in-arms by covering grenades which exploded by accident.

All the KPA servicepersons are fully imbued with the spirit of defending their leader at the risk of their lives and cherish an unshakable ideology and faith to sacrifice themselves for the sake of the country and the people.

Chairman Kim Jong Il has built up the military and technical power of the KPA in every way. It is his steadfast army-building strategy to develop the KPA into the strong army perfect not only in politico-ideological aspect but in the military technique.

He has continuously taken measures to equip the KPA with unique strategies and tactics suited to the modern warfare and the country's topographical and geographical features and improve its military and technical preparedness. He has ensured that priority should be given to the development of the defence industry so as to enable it to produce by itself anything necessary for the buildup of the nation's defence capacity.

Under the slogan "Training is also a battle!" KPA officers have been qualified to skillfully undertake any military operations and combats while its soldiers, through their intense training, have prepared themselves physically and tactically so as to perform any combat tasks in time of emergency. All the services and arms of the KPA have been fully equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry with high striking power and maneuverability.

Such military and technical "superiority" as the striking power, long-range strike and electronic warfare much touted by the United States became impotent in front of the KPA's military tactics and military hardware. The KPA has now developed into an invincible force provided with a nuclear deterrent and fully prepared both for attack and defence.

The KPA has cemented its might of single-hearted unity rock-firm under the command of Chairman Kim Jong Il.

Unity between officers and men and between the army and the people is unique characteristics and traditional traits of the KPA. The traditions of the KPA, which has given full play to the traits of the said unity from the first day of its founding, are now at their zenith under the leadership of Kim Jong Il.

Always saying that soldiers are not on behalf of commanding officers but the latter is necessary on behalf of the former, he led the latter to take good care of the former with parental affection.

Today a company commander in the KPA is called the eldest brother of the company and its political instructor the eldest sister.

The commanding officers are paying deep attention to minor troubles of their soldiers, to say nothing of their health. There are many examples of KPA officers who sacrificed themselves in order to rescue their soldiers at unexpected crucial moments.

That is why the soldiers respect and follow their officers with sincerity, and regard it as their morality and conscience rather than obligation to carry out their orders and instructions at any cost without any conditions. Such a scene, where an officer and a soldier play Korean flutes together at recreation parties held during a break of their military training, can be seen usually. It can be said to be a vivid example showing the unity between the superiors and inferiors in the KPA.

Chairman Kim Jong Il formulated the traditional unity between the army and the people not merely as that of mutual assistance but as that of oneness in their ideology and working style based on the indomitable and noble spirit displayed by the KPA servicepersons, and thus saw to it that the Korean society formed a great unity between soldiers and civilians.

It is the genuine appearance of the present Korean society, in which the servicepersons and the people form a harmonious whole of taking good care of and helping each other and sharing life and death, sweets and bitters together.

Nothing on earth can conquer the might of this single-hearted unity of the DPRK.

The KPA, which has Kim Jong Il as the Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, will as ever display its might as an invincible armed force.


The great leader President Kim Il Sung advanced the 10-point programme of the great unity of the whole nation for the reunification of the country in April 6 1993, 18 years ago. The 10-point programme of the great unity of the whole nation keeps having even today the great significance for the national unity, reunification and the development of north-south dialogue.


To put an end to the nearly half a century of division and confrontation and reunify the country is the unanimous demand and desire of the whole nation. For the independent and peaceful reunification of the country it is necessary to achieve the great unity of the whole nation. All those who are concerned about the destiny of the nation, whether they be in the north, or in the south, or overseas, and whether they be communists or nationalists, rich or poor, atheists or believers, must unite as one nation, transcending all their differences, and together pave the way for national reunification.

Those with strength devoting their strength, those with knowledge giving their knowledge and those with money donating their money, all should make a tangible contribution to the reunification of the country and the development and prosperity of a reunified land, so putting an end to national division and displaying the dignity and honour of the reunited 70 million fellow countrymen to the world.

1. A unified state, independent, peaceful and neutral, should be founded through the great unity of the whole nation.

The north and the south should found a pan-national unified state to represent all parties, all groupings and all the members of the nation from all walks of life, while leaving the existing two systems and two governments intact. The pan-national unified state should be a federal state in which the two regional governments of the north and the south are represented equally, and an independent, peaceful and non-aligned neutral state which does not lean to any great power.

2. Unity should be based on patriotism and the spirit of national independence.

All the members of the nation of the nation should link their individual destiny with that of the nation, love their nation passionately and unite with the single desire to defend the independence of the nation. They should display dignity and pride in being members that erode the nation’s consciousness of independence.

3. Unity should be achieved on the principle of promoting co-existence, co-prosperity and common interests and subordinating everything to the cause of national reunification.

The north and the south should recognize and respect the existence of different beliefs, ideas and systems and achieve joint progress and prosperity, with neither side encroaching on the other. They should promote the interests of the whole nation before regional and class interests and direct every effort to the accomplishment of the cause of national reunification.

4. All political disputes that foment division and confrontation between fellow countrymen should be ended and unity should be achieved.

The north and the south should refrain from seeking or fomenting confrontation, end all political disputes between them and stop abusing and slandering each other. As fellow countrymen they should not be hostile to each other and, through the united efforts of the nation, they should counter foreign aggression and interference.

5. The fear of invasion from both south and north, and the ideas of prevailing over communism and communization should be dispelled, and north and south should believe in each other and unite.

The north and the south should not threaten and invade each other. Neither side should try to force its system on the other or to absorb the other.

6. The north and south should value democracy and join hands on the road to national reunification, without rejecting each other because of differences in ideals and principles.

They should guarantee the freedom of debate on and of activities for reunification and should not suppress, take reprisals against, persecute or punish political opponents.

They should not arrest anyone because of their pro-north or pro-south tendencies and should release and reinstate all political prisoners so that they may contribute to the cause of national reunification.

7. The north and south should protect the material and spiritual wealth of individuals and organizations and encourage their use for the promotion of great national unity.

Both before reunification and after it they should recognize state ownership, cooperative ownership and private ownership and protect the capital and property of individuals and organizations, as well as all interests concerned with foreign capital. They should recognize the social reputation and qualification of individuals in all domains including science, education, literature, the arts, public debate, the press, health care and sports, and continue to guarantee the benefits granted to people who have performed meritorious services.

8. Understanding, trust and unity should be built up across the nation through contact, exchange visits and dialogue.

All the obstacles to contact and exchange visits should be removed and the door should be opened for everyone without discrimination to undertake exchange visits. All the parties, groupings and people of all social standings should be given equal opportunities to conduct dialogue, and bilateral and multilateral dialogue should be developed.

9. The whole nation, north, south and overseas, should strengthen its solidarity for the sake of national reunification.

Things beneficial to national reunification should b e supported and encouraged in an unbiased manner and things harmful to it should be rejected in the north, in the south and overseas, and all should assist and cooperate with one another, going beyond their own narrow enclosure. All political parties, organizations, and the people from all walks of life in the north, in the south and overseas should be allied organizationally in the patriotic work to achieve national reunification.

10. Those who have contributed to the great unity of the nation and to the cause of national reunification should be honoured.

Special favours should be granted to those who have performed exploits for the sake of the great unity of the nation and the reunification of the country, to patriotic martyrs and to their descendants. If those who had turned their back on the nation in the past return to the patriotic road, repentant of their past, they should be dealt with leniently and assessed fairly, according to the contribution they have made to the cause of national reunification.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


The branch study group discussion was held on 10th march 2011 at the College board room with a theme “Spreading the Juche idea in Colleges of Education”.


1. Introduction of participants

2. Opening remarks by the chairman

3. Paper presentation

4. Response and comments

5. Closing remarks by the secretary

The meeting started at 2:25pm with nine (9) staff and thirty five (35) students.

The chairman welcome all members and extend to the a very happy new year, promising frequent group discussion and moving the Juche idea to wider reach. He said that his target set the theme of the group discussion today. He urged members to be much more committed to the study of the Juche idea by visiting the web site and the materials donated to the college library.

Main business of the day

A paper titled Spreading the Juche idea to Colleges of Education in Nigeria was presented by the chairman. In the paper he highlighted the philosophy of the Juche idea, its characteristics and the role occupied and played by man in the world.

The presenter quoted the General secretary Kim Jong II who said ”since the question of the world’s origin have been made clear by the materialistic view point, the Juche idea raise a new problem concerning role and position of man in the world as the basic question of philosophy and gave an answer to the question on who is the master of the world”. (“On the Juche idea”)

This fundamental question is based on two aspect;

1. The position occupied by man on earth

2. The role played by man in transformation and development of the world

The chairman noted that we as the occupier of the earth are responsible for the transformation and development of our world and that can be achieved by spreading the Juche idea in all Colleges of Education in Nigeria, so as to reveal the role of each and ever one of us as the master of his own destiny.

Comments and reaction

Most of the participants lauded the idea of expanding the Juche idea to other Colleges of Education, but requested that audio visual materials should also be made available for members and interested audience to see the contribution of the Juche philosophy to mankind.

Another participant suggested the effective use of the media in propagating the Juche Idea not only to schools but the generality of Nigerians.

On that note the group discussion came to and end at 3:49pm with a closing remarks by the secretary Mal. Suleiman laido.

Dr. Ahmed B. Lawan


FCE Zuba Branch