Speech of Dr. AlhassanMamman Muhammad, National Chairman
Nigerian National Committee on the Study of
Date: November 28, 2014
We are meeting the 3rd anniversary of the demise of the great leader Kim Jong Il before long.
The great leader Kim Jong Il warmly loved the country and the people more than anybody else and devoted all his life to the prosperity of the country and happiness of the people.
He deeply cherished in his mind the country and people whom he always loved, anywhere and anytime.
When he saw a forest thickly wooded or a standardized vast field, he would say to himself, “Green mountain” and “Green field”.
During his visits to foreign countries, he would say with deep emotion “My country, my nation”, longing for them.
Viewing neat villages shrouded in apricot trees and company barracks in persimmon trees, he called them with broad smile “an apricot tree village and a persimmon tree company”, thus adding national fragrance to their names.
Since the very day he embarked on the road of the revolution, resolved firmly to be responsible for the Korean revolution, Kim Jong Il had defended and glorified socialist Korea all his life. He kept to the road of patriotic dedication to the country and the people till the last moments of his life.
The struggle to defend socialist Korea was the most acute confrontation with imperialist allied forces and the grimmest struggle in history. Kim Jong Il made a long journey of the arduous Songun leadership in the do-or-die spirit to tide over the grim difficulties faced by Korea and defended it.
It was thanks to the wise guidance of Kim Jong Il that Korea which had been deprived of its state sovereignty due to weak military strength a century ago is now demonstrating its might as a world-level military power equipped with tremendous military capabilities.
It was also thanks to the long journey of patriotic devotion made by Kim Jong Il covering rugged path all his life that Korea has been face-lifted and a solid cornerstone for the prosperity of the country laid.
The land of the country has been rezoned as befitting the socialist country and gravity-fed waterways were built in several regions, turning rural villages into a socialist land of bliss.
Lots of modern heavy industrial and light industrial factories have been newly built and the factories that had existed have been renovated as required by the new century and grand edifices for the prosperity of the country and the happiness of posterity have been successfully built across the country.
The drive for putting industry on a CNC basis that led to Korean-style industrial revolution in the new century proves the high level of Kim Jong Il's patriotism.
When Korea was undergoing difficulties, Kim Jong Il had valuable funds allocated for putting the country's industry on a CNC basis for the future of the prosperous country even though he worried about the people suffering from the shortage of food.
Nothing is more patriotic than to enlist strength for the prosperity and development of the country. Only when the country is strong, can it defend itself and guarantee the happiness of all the generations to come.
Kim Jong Il used to shed tears whenever he heard song "Push Back the Frontiers of Latest Science and Technology" as the song reminded him of the arduous path he had covered and the pains he had taken to put industry on a CNC basis. His tears reflected his genuine patriotism.
His warm love for and self-sacrificing devotion to the country and people were derived from his absolute trust in his own people, justice of the socialist system and victory of socialism.
His warm love and devotion are also prompted by his noble awareness and sense of mission that he is responsible for the destiny of Korea and its people whom President Kim Il Sung entrusted to him.
We should learn from the ennobling patriotism of Kim Jong Il, the eternal general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the eternal chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and should contribute to the prosperity of our country.
We pay the highest tribute to the great leader Kim Jong Il on the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of his demise.