President Karate Federation of Nigeria, Chief Donatus Agu -Ejidike, congratulate the world karate family in general and Nigeria in particular for inclusion in the Olympic Family.
Ejike who doubles as the Nigeria pillar of sports reiterated the Federations determination to make Karate sport more popular and more interesting in Nigeria.
The president calls for support from government agencies, corporate organization and philanthropist to invest in karate as federation is ready to partner with anyone to make life better here in Nigeria through sports.
He urged athletes and couches to take advantage of this new development not only to improve their performances, but to develop more skills that could earn them more medals in local and international championships.
He assured that regular competitions, particularly making it part of school curriculum to enhance school participation and learning of the rudiments at the grassroots level to catch them young.
It will be recalled that Karate, Baseball and softball, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing were all recommended for inclusion at Tokyo 2020 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board.