The Federal government has congratulated Mo Abudu, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, for winning the Variety Magazine awards.

According to the magazine, these women are among the top 50 women doing extraordinary things on the worldwide stage.

In a statement released on Sunday, March 11, 2018, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed described the women as iconic women in the creative industry.

He also congratulated author, Chimamanda Adichie for her novel, Americanah, which was listed in the New York Timeslist of 15 remarkable books by womenthat are ”shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century”.

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Lai Mohammed said the already well-adorned cap of Chimamanda Adichie had been further festooned. The minister said the women were role models whose achievements would inspire a generation of young Nigerians to also do extraordinary things.

“Of more importance is the fact that these women’s achievements have transcended gender, nationality or race, placing them on the profound class of global, timeless achievers,” he said.

He further stated that the great honours bestowed on the women would further focus world attention on the nation’s burgeoning creative industry, thus placing it on the right pedestal to take the world by storm.