Jung explained that Korea had a unique experience of developing from one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the most economically advanced within a short period.
He said Korea was able to achieve its current development feat through many factors, including leadership, human resource development, policy consistency and rural development.
“You have big talent and capacity. If you have some confidence, I am sure the transformation agenda to become the 20th largest economy by year 2020 can be achieved.
“You can achieve the target as long as you have some determination. But what is most important in achieving it is confidence about your future and leadership qualities,” he said.
Jung said Korea had worse experience in terms of development challenges and expressed optimism that Nigeria would surmount its current development challenges in no distant time.
“In the 1970s, Korea had a Gross Domestic Product per capita of about 80 million dollars. [eap_ad_1] “Today, in a matter of a few decades, we are members of the “Rich Country Club” known as Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development/Development Assistance Committee (OECD/DAC).
“The `know-how’ and experience gained from this transition are invaluable assets that allow KOICA to efficiently support the sustainable socio-economic development of its partner countries and to offer them hope for a better world.
“Korea seeks to share its unique experience with developing countries like Nigeria,” he said.
“Korea’s Country Partnership Strategy for Nigeria is in consideration of Nigeria development needs and priority as well as comparative advantage and resource management capacity.
“KOICA is here to help the Nigerian Government to achieve Nigeria Vision 20:2020,” he said.
Jung said that the secret of Korea’s rapid development was human resource development, which was a key component of KOICA’s aid intervention in Nigeria.
“KOICA has sponsored over 1,000 public officials on various courses to Korea to boost human resource development in Nigeria,” Jung said. (NAN)[eap_ad_4]