By Ahmed Ahmed
The 34th Edition of Bauchi State Quranic Recitation Competition ended in Ningi on Saturday, with Malam Jabir Abdulkadir and Miss Rashida Abdulrahman emerging overall winners in the male and female categories, winning new 406 Peugeot cars.
Our correspondent reports that other prizes distributed to participants included two golf wagon cars, four tricycles, motorcycles, sewing machines, bicycles brocades yards and wrappers.
Speaking at the occasion, Chairman of the committee for the competition, Mallam Mustapha Ilelah said the 218 males and females from the 20 Local Government Areas of the state participated in the competition.
He said the state government released funds for organising the competition and the purchase of the prizes .
The chairman commended participants and those who had been supporting the competition, calling on Muslims to be reciting the Holy Quran and encouraging their children to do the same.
In his remark, Governor Bala Mohammed has reaffirmed the determination of his administration to strengthen Qur’anic recitation competition and to assist the participants to actualize their intellectual potentials.
According to him, the state government will not only sustain the Annual competition, but encourage and support the interested and qualified young men and women to participate in such competitions.
” I will like to express my pleasure for the outstanding performance of our representatives over the years, at the National and International levels of the Qur’anic recitation competition.
“It is gratifying to note that Bauchi state was the overall winner at the National competitions for three consecutive years.
“This distinctive performance of our state at the National level has made it to produce participants that have represented Nigeria at the International level of the competition. I commend these young boys and girls for making Bauchi state proud”.
Mohammed pledged to provide the basic facilities for the convenient in order to enable the participants excel both at the country at international level of the competition