President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has called on the State, Local Governments, and Corporate bodies to be organizing the Qur’anic recitation competition among the youths at the local level so that to be conversant while participating at the National level.
President Tinubu stated this at the closing ceremony of the 38th National Qur’anic Recitation Competition held in Damaturu, the Yobe State Capital.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu who was represented at the event by the National Party Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, commended the Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni for providing an enabling environment for the exercise, especially at this trying period of security challenges.
While congratulating those emerged winners of the competition and the Musabaqa foundation for the peaceful conduct of the exercise, President Tinubu encouraged Islamic scholars to create more opportunities for the youths how to learn Qur’nic recitation.
In his speech, the Chief host and Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni urges all the citizens to take advantage of the glorious moment of the Qur’anic recitation to pray for the peace, unity, stability, and progress of the country.
Governor Buni explained that the Qur’anic recitation competition has provided people, especially youths with the opportunity to recite the holy Quran correctly.
Announcing the result at the end of the competition, the Director Center for Islamic Studies, Danfodio University Sokoto, Prof. Abubakar Yelwa, stated that Ibrahim Mohammed Nasir from Bauchi State had emerged overall winner in the male category while Zainab Aliyu Mohammed from Kano State become overall winner of the female category.
The winners were later turbaned by the President General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, and the Sultan of Sokoto Abubakar Sa’ad III, as heroes of the year.
The high point of the event was the presentation of the five million cheque to each of the two winners and Toyota Corolla to the male overall winner while the Honda Accord to the female overall winner.