Meet Amiru Yunusa & Amina Ahmad – the winners of the 2018 National Quranic Recitation competition
A 20-year-old man, Alaramma Amiru Yunusa, from Bauchi State, North Eastern Nigeria, has clinched the overall winner of the just concluded 32nd Qur’anic Recitation Competition which held in Katsina.
Similarly, Amina Ahmad from Borno State, same North Eastern Nigeria also emerged overall winner of the female category.
Alhaji Sani Yunus Birnin-Tudu, who is the the National Coordinator of the Qur’anic Recitation Competition, announced the result of the competition yesterday, Saturday 3rd March, 2018 at the closing ceremony venue, Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina.
The coordinator said the winners competed for the memorization of the whole Quran with Arabic translation.
He said that 360 participants from 32 states of the federation took part in the competition.
Alhaji Sani said that the two young Qur’anic reciters in the male and female category emerged victorious at the end of the week-long event.
He also said that the winners would go home with brand new cars, digital Quran, laptop and N500,00 cash prize each, among others.
Our correspondent reports that winners in the other five categories of the competition were also given cars and other exotic gifts.
While commenting at the closing ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, the organizers of the competition, Abdullahi Zuru, commended the Katsina State Government for hosting the hitch-free competition.
Mr Zuru said the competition recorded an increase of 2.7 per cent in states participation when compared to 2017.