The 37th National Quranic Recitation Competition kickstarts tomorrow, in Zamfara


Arrangements have been concluded for the 37th National Annual Quranic Recitation Competition tagged “ZAMFARA 2022/1444AH” organised by the Center for Islamic Studies of the Usmanu Dan Fodio University Sokoto and being hosted by the

Zamfara state government

Briefing Journalists in Gusau, the state capital, the Chairman, Publicity Sub- Committee of the competition and Commissioner of Information, Zamfara state, Hon. Ibrahim Magaji Dosara said all the structures for the smooth opening ceremony scheduled to officially flagged off tomorrow Friday, 16th December, 2022 at the Trade Fair Complex, Eastern bye-pass Gusau have been put in place..

The Quranic Recitation Competition according to the chairman which is organised annually where young men and women who are versed in the memorisation and correct recitation of of the Holy Quran are brought together from all the states of the federation and FCT to display their talents expected to end on 24th December 2022.

He informed that only youngmen and women of 25 years and below are eligible to participate in the six categories of the competitions where Winners of the two out of these six categories will represent the country in the annual King Abdulazeez Quranic Recitation competition to be held in Saudi Arabia early next year.

He reminded that Zamfara state being the first in the adoption of complete Sharia code for the Judicial system and general way of life said government has always been in the forefront in its support to Islamic culture which is unequivocally the way of life.

“The present administration of His Excellency, Dr Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has done a lot in ensuring that people in the state live a clean way of life as enshrined in the Islamic code and this is another opportunity for the Government and people of Zamfara state to prove its lead as number one Sharia State in Nigeria” he challenged.

He maintained that the administration of Khadimul Quran is yet taking another bold step to serve the Holy Quran meritoriously and officially invite the entire working journalists in the state to be part of the historical event.

While calling on all citizens of Zamfara state not to be left out in earning the benefits of abundant reward from the Almighty God as they support this laudable programme, Hon Dosara further said this one week long event will be a test of our hospitality to the young men and women of God from across Nigeria and also to their accompanying tutors.

Those expected to grace the opening ceremony of the event according to him are the Presidents and Commanders in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and Mohammed Bazoum of Niger Republic, Special Guests of Honour, Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zullum, Chairman of the occasion, The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai Amin El-Kanemi, Royal father of the day, while His Excellency the Executive Governor of Zamfara State, Dr Bello Mohammed remain the Chief Host of the event.


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