As part of its efforts to support literature from northern Nigerian, oil servicing company has awarded five writers cash grants of N200,000 each.
The presentation was made at the opening ceremony of the ongoing Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta. Presenting the cheques to the writers, Mr. Baji Nyam, Chief Financial Officer of Marine Platforms said the award was given to acknowledge the effort of writers from the north who got their books published against all odds.
The winners include
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim – Season of Crimson Blooms
Halima Aliyu – Fire on the Tip of Ice
Samira Haruna Sanusi – S is for Survivor
Elnathan John – Born on a Tuesday
Maryam Bongi – Bongei