Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu has been with presented with the model torch of the 2018 Winter Olympics. 

The Consul General of the South Korea Embassy in Nigeria, His Excellency Younghaon Lee made the presentation to Tinubu when he visited him at his Bourdillion residence in Lagos.

The Olympics tagged PyeongChang 2018 Games will be held from 9 - 25 February.

Lee said he visited the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) because his country saw in Tinubu a leader of repute who commands the respect of his people.

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Tinubu was quite elated with the kind gesture from the South Korean government.

"This Torch is symbiotic and significant to promote friendship between us and South Korea.

"We should not forget that sports is an economic contributor to our nation. I'm so happy with the qualifications of our athletes for the Winter Olympics despite the fact we don't have winter here.

"We are so proud of the our athletes in diaspora for doing us proud", the Jagaban said.

The Winter Olympics this year is also significant with the participation of North Korea as this will promote peace in the Peninsula and the whole world in general.

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