“We will make sure that we organise competitions across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT so that the country can have the best athletes for international events.
The federation president also said she would ensure the development of a data base for taekwondo athletes in the country.
She also said there would be mixed-gender competitions, aimed at ensure the country raises athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Binga was emphatic in stating that she harbours no fears of not being able to operate effectively in the male-dominated NTF board.
“I have no fears. My sights are focused on the set-out goals. All other things are distractions and irrelevant. “Since the board members key into the vision I have, and the media are supporting our efforts, we can achieve a lot,” she said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Binga was elected as president of the federation at the 2017 National Sports Federations Election on Tuesday in Abuja. Binga, a serving officer in the Nigeria Customs Service, is the first female President of the federation.
Speaking also at a media interactive session, 2008 Olympics taekwondo bronze medallist Chika Chukwumerije said there was need for taekwondo to start developing itself beyond government funding.
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