From Sani Haruna, Zamfara
Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has awarded 15 million naira cash to the 11 state’s winners of the just concluded National Qur’anic Recitation Competition held in Kano.
This was made known in a statement by the Director General Media, Public Enlightenment and Communication, Government House Gusau, Yusuf Idris.
The money was presented to the winners based on their categories and performance where the overall national winner who hailed from Zamfara, Muhammad Auwal Gusau got five million naira.
The remaining 10 participants received one million naira each just as the overall winner was appointed Senior Special Assistant and the 10 others Special Assistants.
Governor Matawalle who handed the money to the Chairman of the state Musabaqa Committee Alhaji Ibrahim Ruwan Dorowa, said the gesture was in appreciation of the sterling performance of the state’s contingent as well as a source of encouragement to Muslim youth in the state.
He noted that, the winners have once again made the state proud after 11 years since the last time Zamfara held the first position.
The Governor call on Islamic scholars and those involved in the Musabaqa and other Da’awa to continue to join hands with the government and the good people of the state in praying for a lasting solution and an end to all forms of criminalities in the state and the nation in general.