Borno   wins  national quranic   recitation  competition. As Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar  calls for national peaceful co-existence

 

Borno   wins  national quranic   recitation  competition,. As Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar  calls for national peaceful co-existence

 

 

 

From Nasir Baban’Yan Biyu, Bauchi

 

Abba Baba Goni Mukthar from Borno state has emerged winner of  the 2022editon of the  national quranic recitation competition held in Bauchi state.

 

Our correspondent reports  that Haulatu Aminu Ishaq from Zamfara state won the  female category of  the 36th edition of  the recitation competition.

 

Earlier in his welcome address, at the end of the one week event,  chairman Local Organizing Committee , LOC of the competition,  Abdullahi Yakubu Marafa, said the competition was hitch free.

 

He disclosed that 368  male and female reciters from the  36 states including FCT  took part in the national  competition.

 

He described the exercise as rigorous , adding that the jury saddled with determining the winners were discreet and fair, he urged the youths to remain committed to  spiritual values that will help sharpen their life herein and hereafter.

 

He further urged  philanthropists to support the promotion   of  religious   cause  in the interest of humanity. .

 

In his goodwill speech to the event, His  Eminience, Sultan of Sokoto, Alh Sa’ad Abubakar, thanked the  government of Bauchi state for hosting the event, he appealed  to  Nigerians to continue to  pray for peace, stability and  mutual growth  in the coexistence of Nigeria as a   nation.

 

The Sultan, charged the Muslim communities  to always hold sacred the transmission of  the divine teachings  of the holy Qur’an, urging for adoption of  ICT in spreading the message of peace, which is the cardinal  message taught in Islamic  teachings .

 

 

The  chief host, Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, thanked the organizers of the competition,  saying “ I am very delighted and happy with this great milestone achievement during my stewardship as a governor”

 

Governor  Bala made  the voluntary  donation of  N10 million to the 368 participant’s, N10 million to the prize winners  and N5  million to the judges .

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