Hijab model, 18-year-old Shatu Garko, has emerged winner of the 2021 Miss Nigeria beauty pageant.
Garko, a horse-riding lover, represented the North-west zone of Nigeria at the competition.
She was crowned the 44th queen of the competition during the event held on Friday night at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos
Despite being the youngest contestant, Garko beat 17 others to become the first hijab-wearing model to wear the Miss Nigeria crown,
Nicole Ikot was the first runner-up, while Kasarachi Okoro emerged as the second runner-up at the contest.
The outgoing queen, Etsanyi Tukura, who hailed from Taraba State, handed her successor the crown at the colourful ceremony