- Contestants from Kano and Kaduna states won the 34th edition of the National Qur’an Recitation Competition hosted in Lagos
- The winners were each rewarded with brand new cars among other cash prizes
- Governor Mohammed Inuwa of Gombe state who was also represented at the event said the Qur’an memorisation competition would promote unity and brotherhood among Muslims
The 34th edition of the National Qur’an Recitation Competition has come to an end in Lagos with contestants from Kano and Kaduna states emerging the overall winners.
Daily Trust reports that Umar Kabir from Kaduna state is the overall winner of the male category while Diya’atu Sanni Abdulkadir from Kano state won in the female category.
Legit.ng gathers that the competition was organised by the Musabaqah Foundation for Quranic Recitation in Nigeria/Centre for Islamic Studies, Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto in collaboration with the Muslim Community of Lagos state.
The overall winners were each rewarded with brand new cars among other cash prizes.
The competition featured participants from across the country who contested in six categories, including memorization of the whole Quran with Tajweed and Tafsir, memorization of the whole Quran with Tajweed theoretically and others.
Lagos state, the host of the competition, emerged sixth as consolation prizes were also presented to six winners who emerged from each of the categories.
Shehu of Bornu, Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, crowned the overall male winner while the wife of Lagos deputy governor, Alhaja Khadijat Hamzat, crowned the overall female winner.
Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was represented at the event by his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat.
The governor promised to pursue religious tolerance and allow every religious adherent freedom to practice their religion in the state.
Governor Mohammed Inuwa of Gombe state was also represented at the event by his commissioner for education, Dr Habibu Dahiru.
The Gombe governor said the Qur’an memorisation competition would promote unity and brotherhood among Muslims, especially the youth in addition to the spiritual and intellectual benefits accrued to the participants.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Hafiz Idris from Borno joined the special league of Nigerians who went on the international stage and emerged winners.
The Borno state indigene won the 2019 King Malik Durban Quran contest of the world, that was held in Saudi Arabia.
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