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Goodluck Jonathan receives award as African Leadership Person of the Year

Nigeria’s former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has received the African Leadership Person of the Year Awards for 2020.

The award was organised by the African Leadership Magazine.

The former president was honoured on Friday at the 9th edition of the award.

He was honoured as African Peace and Security Leader of the Year 2020.

The award, presented to him during the virtual investiture ceremony titled: ‘Intentional Leadership: Rethinking Development Priorities in Africa’” is not the first time the former president would be honoured for playing a similar role.

He was awarded in 2015 by the Universal Peace Federation(UPF) as its “Peace Loving Global Citizen” for his decision to accept the result of the 2015 Presidential poll.

Displaying his award on his Twitter handle, Jonathan said “Today, at the 9th edition of the African Leadership Person of the Year Awards, I was honoured as the African Peace and Security Leader of the Year 2020.

“I thank African Leadership Magazine for recognising my modest contributions to peace in Africa.”

Other persons also named as the magazine’s Persons of the Year 2020 in different categories include the Ghana President Nana Akufo Addo, ex-President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Koroma, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus and South Africa’s former first lady, Graca Machel.

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