Friday, 15 January 2016

(PHOTO) Goodluck Jonathan Makes History As He Wins Another International Award In Atlanta

Jonathan Makes History As He Wins Another International Award In Atlanta
 
In a rather amazing fashion, Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan has made history with another international award in Atlanta, USA.

This is coming on the heels of local and international recognition which has come his way since he conceded defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari after losing at the 2015 presidential election.

The former president on Thursday, January 14, 2016, added to his growing list of international awards after being honoured by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), in Atlanta, Georgia.

According to Vanguard, he got the Presidential Award in recognition of his leadership in advancing human rights, social justice and the fight for universal freedom.

The conference was founded by the late American Civil Right leader, Martin Luther King Jr, in January 1957 and is currently led by Dr Charles Steele Jnr.

This award is one of the activities which will take place ahead of the Martin Luther King Jr Day which comes up on Monday, January 18, 2016.

By this arrangement, ex-president Jonathan becomes the first African leader to be so honored and has gained recognition by the president of the SCLC, who has promised to work with the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation to advance the cause of peace around the world and to bridge the gap between people of color in the Diaspora and Africa.

Jonathan who also became a grandfather yesterday, was recently named the ‘Person of the Year’ by The African Sun Times, Africa’s number one and largest newspaper in the United States of America (USA).