Zamfara gov gives N5m to winner of National Qur’anic Recitation Competition, names him Special Assistant

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has given a cash reward of N5 million to the winner of the National Qur’anic Recitation Competition, Muhammad Gusau.

This was contained in a statement by the Director-General of Media to the governor, Mr Yusuf Idris, in Gusau, the state capital, on Friday.

Gov. Matawalle also appointed Gusau as his Senior Special Assistant.

The governor also awarded 10 other participants of the competition N1 million each and appointed them as aides.

The governor said the cash award was aimed at encouraging teaching and learning especially among youths of the state in Islamic religion.

He promised his continued support to the teaching, learning and protection of the Holy Qur’an.

He urged the people to continue to pray for their leaders and for the peaceful coexistence of the people.

Speaking, the Chairman of the competition’s Standing Committee, Alhaji Ibrahim Ruwan-Dorowa and the state Chairman of the National Centre for Qur’anic Reciters, Mallam Yassir Dalla-Dalla, thanked the governor for his support to the organisers of the competition.

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