President Buhari congratulates Nigerian Caine prize winner


President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian writer, Lesley Nneka Arimah, for winning the 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 discussion 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,” a statement from the presidency said.