Yesterday, ex-President Jonathan received another international award since leaving office, as he was honoured by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was awarded with the Presidential Award in recognition of his leadership in advancing human rights, social justice and the fight for universal freedom. Jonathan shared photos from the event on his social media page with the caption:
I thank Dr. Charles Steele Jr, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, and the executive of the SCLC for honoring me today. It was also a pleasure to meet Naomi King, the sister of the late American Civil Rights leader and founder of the SCLC, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, who was kind enough to attend the event and identify with the goals and aspirations of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation. By this award, I am further inspired to continue to work for the advancement of democracy, peace and progress in Nigeria and Africa. GEJ.
The SCLC, founded by the late American Civil Right leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, in January 1957 is currently led by Dr. Charles Steele Jr.
The event is part of the activities leading up to the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day on Monday, January 18th, 2016.
Former President Jonathan is the first African leader to be so honoured. Jonathan also received Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s sister, Naomi King during the event.