The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has donated N10 million to Nura Abdullahi, who emerged as the overall winner of the National Qur’anic Recitation Competition.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad, also honoured the winner with the traditional title of Modibbon Sokoto.
The ceremony to honour the winner was held at the International Conference Center Kasarawa in Sokoto on Sunday. The competition was held last year in Gusau, Zamfara State.
The winner, an undergraduate student of Computer Science, from Sokoto State, was the first indigene of the state to win the annual competition since its inception in 1986.
The state government also awarded Mr Abdullahi an appointment in the Sokoto Civil Service, a graduate scholarship covering Master’s and PhD studies and four Hajj seats, the media aide to the governor, Muhammad Bello, said.
The governor also awarded Zainab Mahmoud, who won the female competition, a N3 million cash prize and a hajj seat.
The Sultan of Sokoto donated N500,000 cash on behalf of the Sultanate Council, to Ms Mahmoud.