The Kano State Government has awarded the sum of N2.5 million each to Muhammad Auwal Gusau from Zamfara and Nusaiba Shu’aibu Ahmed from the state, after both emerged as best male and female participants respectively at the 35th National Qur’anic Recitation Competition held in Kano.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the occasion, which held at the convocation arena of the Bayero University, Kano, on Saturday, Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, represented by his deputy, Nasiru Gawuna, said a total 180 males and 190 females from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) participated in the nine-day Qur’anic recitation competition.
According to him, the participants contested in the six categories of the competition for both male and female right from two Hizb with practical Tajweed up to 60 Hizb with Tafsir.
“Our administration has made it as part of its cardinal responsibility to improve Islamic education especially as it relates to Qur’anic recitation and memorisation at all levels. That is why we established the first ever Kano State Qur’anic and Islamiyya Schools Management Board which has today achieved a lot in the promotion of Islamic education,” he said.
Ganduje assured of continued support to the competition, and appreciated the contribution of Usmanu Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, for conducting and managing the annual Qur’anic recitation competition in the country.
Earlier, the Sultan Of Sokoto, President of the Nigeria Supreme Council Of Islamic Affairs, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, explained that the national Qur’anic recitation competition, which is aimed at bringing out the benefit of reciting the Qur’an, has continued to grow stronger every year.