President Muhammadu Buhari is happy with a Nigerian writer, Lesley Nneka Arimah, who had just won the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing.
The President, in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said that the prize had confirmed the literary masterpiece of the author and made Nigeria proud.
The President noted that the winning write up, titled: “Skinned’’ showed the depth of insight and skilfulness in bringing up the issue of women inclusiveness, “which continues to occupy the minds of leaders across the world, especially in Africa.”
He stressed that Arimah’s award, with a book focused on empowering women had created another platform for discussions and actions on a topical issue of development that every government must take seriously.
President Buhari also congratulated the family and friends of the prolific writer, affirming that her brilliance has brought pride and glory to the country, and the continent.