Senator Shehu Sani donates N360,000 to Nigerian authors

The All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani has donated one thousand dollars (N360,000) to the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) for its 2019 Poetry prize.    

Shehu Sani

In a statement announcing the gesture, Denja Abdullahi, President of ANA mentioned that “the prize will now be known as ANA/Shehu Sani Poetry Prize.”

He said: “In a message Sani expressed his desire to jerk up the prize money which was N100, 000 to one thousand dollars for a poetry collection `Published and unpublished’. That evokes or denotes peace, tolerance, social justice and egalitarianism.

“By this endowment, the winning work this year will be rewarded with the sum of one thousand dollars. It should be recalled that the poetry prize has been one of the most rewarding monetarily, of ANA prizes over the years.

“It was endowed by Cadbury for one thousand dollars and later two thousand dollars before it was rested in the year 2000.”

Winners of the prize will be announced at the 38th International Annual Convention of the Association of Nigerian Authors  which is slated for October.

Ahead of that, a shortlist of nominees will be announced in September.

The deadline for the submission for any of the ANA literary prizes as earlier advertised is May 31, 2019.
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