Previous President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was today (January fourteenth) regarded by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He was granted with the Presidential Award in acknowledgment of his initiative in propelling human rights, social equity and the battle for all inclusive opportunity.
The SCLC, established by the late American Civil Right pioneer, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, in January 1957 is right now drove by Dr. Charles Steele Jr. The occasion is a piece of the exercises paving the way to the festival of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day on Monday, January eighteenth, 2016.
Previous President Jonathan is the first African pioneer to be so regarded. Dr. Jonathan likewise got Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s sister, Naomi King amid the occasion. Prior to his comments at the occasion, Dr. Jonathan met secretly with the president of the SCLC.
The president of the SCLC, Dr. Charles Steele Jr proposed to work with the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation to propel the reason for peace around the globe and to cross over any barrier between ethnic minorities in the Diaspora and Africa. Previous President Jonathan reacted that his vision is to balance out and advance majority rule government and peace in Africa.
He went ahead to say that without peace you can not have financial advancement. He uncovered this was the reason he pushed for Nigeria’s intercession to guarantee peace in different African countries, for example, Côte d’Ivoire while he was in office. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and President Steele then consented to work together along the lines recommended by the previous Nigerian President.
At the occasion, previous President Jonathan communicated his appreciation to the SCLC for welcoming him and pronounced that it was “practically difficult to isolated this commendable body from its originator, the late extraordinary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, or from age making point of interest occasions of the American Civil Rights development”.
He additionally said “My own takeaway from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, is administration to God and the fellowship and uniformity of all men before their Creator. With regards to that, I have learnt not to admire any man, aside from he is taller than I, or to look down on a kindred mortal, aside from I am respecting his shoes”.
Previous President Goodluck Jonathan is the Chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation and is in Atlanta, Georgia, on the welcome of various US organizations. The following are his full comments at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference