The Ministry of Interior launched the logo for the 2nd edition of its Ministry of Interior Games (MIGA) and it was announced that Taekwondo will feature in this year’s edition of the games. The launch took place in the presence of all service chiefs in the Federation on Wednesday.
Reacting to the news, the President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Binga, welcomed with excitement the introduction of Taekwondo in the 2nd edition of the MIGA Games.
“After the highly successful Taekwondo event at the 1st Guards Brigade Games, hosted by the Nigeria Army, we are very excited that Taekwondo will again feature at the MIGA Games, which would help develop members of our Taekwondo community in the participating services”
She further commended and expressed her appreciation for the Honourable Minister for the event that would help develop taekwondo further in Nigeria.
“On behalf of the Nigeria Taekwondo community, we express our gratitude to the Ministry of Interior under the leadership of the Hon. Minister Rtd. Lt Gen. Danbazu, for this event that would help sports development in Nigeria. We hope that this inspires other agencies and organizations to host similar events as there can not be enough competitive events for Taekwondo and other sports in Nigeria.
The opening ceremony of the games will take place on November 24, 2018, and about 1817 athletes are set to feature in 80 events across 13 sports, including Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Athletics, Football, Handball, Basketball, Squash, Badminton, Karate and Tug of War.