The event is organized by the Islamic Promotion Initiative of Nigeria (IPIN) and the Turkiye Diyanet Foundation of Republic of Turkey.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the fourth edition of the competition, the IPIN Chairman, Dr. Muhammad Kabir Adam, said the program was launched four years ago as part of measures to promote the recitation of Quran with Tajweed.
According to him, while the winner in the five female categories would compete at the National Female Quranic competition being hosted later in the year by Kano, the winner of the male category would represent Nigeria in the Turkey international competition, slated for May.
An official of the IPIN, Mallam Muhammad Attahir Kafin-Dangi, said the competition is to encourage the youth to recite and memorize the Quran with eloquence as revealed and taught by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
He said over 90 participants are expected for the three-day event and that the male participants have arrived from 12 states while more are expected from across the country.
Source: The Daily Trust