PRESIDENT BUHARI CONGRATULATES NIGERIAN WRITER, LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH FOR WINNING 2019 CAINE PRIZE

ABUJA (State House Report)- On behalf of all Nigerians and the government, President Muhammadu Buhari, warmly congratulates Nigerian writer, Lesley Nneka Arimah, for winning the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing.

The President felicitates with the writer for her literary masterpiece - “Skinned,” which won the award. He commended her for the depth of insight and skillfulness in bringing up the issue of women inclusiveness, which continues to occupy the minds of leaders across the world, especially in Africa.

The President believes Arimah’s award, with a book focused on empowering women, creates another platform for discussion and action, on a topical issue of development that every government must take seriously.

President Buhari rejoices with family and friends of the prolific writer, affirming that her brilliance has brought pride and glory to the country and the continent.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media & Publicity)

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