Writer Lesley Nneka Arimah has made the country proud by winning the 2019 Caine Prize . President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Lesley Arimah for winning literary award
President Muhammadu Buhari praised Lesley Nneka Arimah 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
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.
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.