The Bauchi State Government has set aside N20m as prize money for the 33rd Bauchi State Qur’anic Recitation Competition.
The weeklong competition is geared towards grooming talents for both national and international competitions.
The Chairman of the Competition Committee, Dr. Zubairu Madaki, who did not disclose the total amount of money for organising the event, confirmed that N20m would be used to buy gifts for the winners.
He that 240 contestants from the 20 local government areas of the state are taking part in the competition.
Madaki said, “There are 60 prizes in all
He said the male winners will each be given a bicycle and N15, 000 Shadda materials, with the female winners receiving sewing machines.
Declaring the competition open, Governor Abdullahi Abubakar said the government was committed to sustaining the annual competition in the state.
Abubakar, who was represented by the Commissioner of Education, Prof Haruna Wanka,on the occasion said the government was making all efforts to reform Tsangaya and Islamic Schools in the state.