Nigerians from all works of life thronged the embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Workers Party of Korea. The ambassador of the DPR of Korea in Nigeria, HE Jong Yong Chol, played host to the crème de la crème of Nigerians.
The occasion was chaired by former deputy president of the senate, Dr. Senator Nasiru Ibrahim Mantu, all service chiefs were represented, and the Inspector General of Police was represented by the Commissioner of Police in-charge of the Federal Capital Territory.
The occasion was also graced by leaders of the leading political parties in Nigeria.These include: the representative of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC); National Chairman of Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), Dr. Damien Ogbonna; National Chairman of Alliance for Democracy, Alhaji Rafiu Salau; National Chairman of Citizens Popular Party, Chief Dr. Sam Eke; National Chairman of Better Nigeria Progressive Party, Prof. Goodswill Nnaji; National Chairman of Change Advocacy Party, Ambassador Abah Lewis; National Chairman of Peoples Salvation Party, Senator Hamza Yusuf; National Chairman of United Democratic Party, Barrister Tony Ogbulafor; National Secretary of Nigerian Advance Party, Honourable Ebenezar Oyetakin; President, Like Minds for Positive Change Initiative, Comrade Paul Nneji, among others.
The occasion commenced with the ambassador of the DPR of Korea in Nigeria, HE Jong Yong Chol delivering his welcome address. This was followed by a key note address delivered by former deputy president of the senate, Dr. Senator Nasiru Ibrahim Mantu who is also the National Chairman of the Nigeria/DPR of Korea Friendship Association. This was followed by the address of Prof. M.M Alhassan, National Chairman, Nigeria National Committee on the Study of Kimilsungism and Kimjongilism. He chronicled events leading to the formation of the Workers Party of Korea.
Thereafter, the celebration moved to the main bowl in the embassy and after the address and the congratulatory speeches by the ambassador and Dr. Nasiru Mantu respectively, guest were treated to a Buffy dinner.