The King Center, which is the official memorial body of Martin Luther King Jr., has distanced itself from the award given to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The King Center took to its official Twitter account saying the award was not given by or at the request of The King Center, or by the children of MLK.
— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) March 28, 2018
On Wednesday Buhari had received Naomi Barber King, widow of MLK’s youngest brother, A.D. King, who passed in 1969.
Buhari had received the National Black Excellence and Exceptional African Leadership Award and had vowed that his administration will continue to stay true to MLK’s ideals and values.