Amiru Yunusa, from Bauchi State for the male category and Amina Ahmad from Borno State for the female category have emerged overall winners of the 32nd Qur’anic Recitation Competition held in Katsina State, Nigeria.
Dr Sani Yunus Birnin-Tudu, the National Coordinator of the Qur’anic Recitation Competition, who announced the result of the competition, said that the winners competed for the memorisation of the whole Quran with Arabic translation.
He said that 360 participants from 32 states of the federation took part in the competition.
Birnin-Tudu said that the two young Qur’anic reciters in the male and female category emerged victorious at the end of the week-long event.
Birnin-Tudu said that the winners will go home with brand new cars, digital Quran, laptop and N500,000 cash prize each, among others.
Winners in the other five categories of the competition were also given cars.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, the organisers of the competition, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, commended the Katsina State Government for hosting the hitch-free competition.
Zuru said that the competition recorded an increase of 2.7 per cent in states’ participation when compared to 2017.