2019 Caine Prize: Buhari congratulates Lesley Arimah for winning literary award

2019 Caine Prize: Buhari congratulates Lesley Arimah for winning literary award

- Writer Lesley Nneka Arimah has received President Buhari's commendation for winning 2019 Caine Prize

- The president praised her for the depth of her insight in bringing issues of women inclusiveness to the consciousness of the world

- Going further, the president insisted that her brilliance had brought pride and glory to the country and the continent

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian writer, Lesley Nneka Arimah, for winning 2019 Caine Prize for African writing.

In a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Tuesday, July 9, Buhari felicitated with the writer for the literary masterpiece, “Skinned’’, that won the award.

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He commended her for the depth of insight and skillfulness in bringing up the issue of women inclusiveness, which had continued to occupy the minds of leaders across the world, especially in Africa.

According to the president, 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.

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

Recall that Legit.ng reported that Lesley Nneka Arimah won the 2019 Caine Prize for African writing.

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She defeated writers from other countries in Africa like Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Kenya to win the highly coveted prize.

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