LAGOS – A total of 173 prose fiction works by Nigerian writers have entered for the 2016 edition of the Nigerian Prize for Literature. The prize, worth $100,000, was announced at a meeting held by the Advisory Board and Bonny Island-based sponsors of the prize, Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) Company.
Mr. Tony Okonedo, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, NLNG disclosed that the company had instituted the 12-year-old prize to add a measure of excellence to Nigerian life.
According to Okonedo “Over the last 12 years, we’ve made no mistake in awarding the prize on the basis of excellence, as excellence and integrity have been the watchword for the prize. With the 173 entries received, we have a robust and thorough competition.”