SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent greetings to Lesley Arimah for winning the 2019 edition of the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing.
In a statement on Tuesday. President Buhari commended the youthful Nigerian born writer for her insight and skilfulness in bringing up the issue of women inclusiveness.
Buhari said with the award winning book focusing on women empowerment, tje author had created another platform for discussions and actions on a topical issue of development which no government could ignore.
The statement signed by the Presidential Media Aide, Femi Adesina read: ” On behalf of all Nigerians and the government, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulates Nigerian writer, Lesley Nneka Arimah, for winning 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing.
“President Buhari felicitates with the writer for the literary masterpiece, “Skinned’’, that won the award, commending her for 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.
“The President believes Arimah’s award, with a book focused on empowering women, creates another platform for discussions and actions 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.”
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