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Thursday, 29 March 2018

NIGERIA: Family of Martin Luther King deny giving Award to Buhari

National Embarrassment:  Children of Martin Luther King deny giving Award to Buhari


THE King Center has denied that it gave an award to President Muhammadu Buhari which was much publicised on Tuesday, March 27. The centre also said that Late Martin Luther King’s children were also not involved in the award ceremony.

The denial came on the heels of an award by visitors purportedly from the family of late African American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., gave to Buhari in Abuja.

In a tweet late Wednesday night,  the official Twitter handle of The King Center said: “The award given to President Buhari of Nigeria was not given by The King Center, at the request of The King Center or by the children of #MLK and #CorettaScottKing. @MrFixNigeria”

Those who gave the award are related to the late civil rights activists, but they are not his direct descendants. Kings' Family completely distanced themselves from the said award.

In a tweet from AsoVilla shortly after the award was given, The Presidency tweeted: “President @MBuhari today at the State House received Martin Luther King Jnr’s family. He was also conferred with the 1st Black History Month National Black Excellence and Exceptional African Leadership Award 2018. #AsoVillaToday”

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