In New Jersey, United States, former President, Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday, met with Andrew Forrest, an Australian mining magnate who is the founder of The Walk Free Foundation, the world’s anti Modern slavery body, which also publishes the annual Global Slavery Index.
The Australian, who is among the top 10 richest people in his country, has pledged to devote half of his wealth to charity and to increase awareness of the problem of modern slavery, as well as helping people caught up in modern slavery achieve their freedom.
The former president who is chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, which is committed to spreading democracy and freedom throughout Africa, met with Forrest and his daughter, Grace, where he also endorsed their work in a video message.
Jonathan might have also discussed about his foundation, which he had earlier revealed will be launched in the third quarter of 2016.
Last year, the former president sent out scores of letters to world leaders informing them of his ‘determination to be part of the process for the attainment of global development, security, peace, as well as make the world a better place.’
“Now well-rested, I am back to work to continue to serve and dedicate my life to promoting peace and prosperity for all,” the letter read.
“Furthermore, I will be devoting the rest of my life and energy to making the world a better place. I am currently finalizing efforts to set up The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation.
“More details on the work of the Foundation will be available at the launch, which I believe should take place by the 3rd quarter of 2016.”
President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military head of state; Ibrahim Babangida, former military president; Yakubu Gowon, former head of state; Shehu Shagari, former president, Ernest Shonekan, former interim president, all got copies of the letter.