Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, on Friday, tasked Muslims in the country to read the Holy Qur’an to enable them to understand the religion better.
Aregbesola, who is the Chairman of the 28TH National Qur’an Recitation Competition, which opened in Jigawa on Friday, said reciting the holy book was very important for Muslims.
He said that “the Holy Qur’an, being the ultimate companion and guide for all Muslims, made it incumbent on all Muslims to read and memorise it for proper understanding and practice of the religion.
“The Qur’an is the ultimate for all Muslims, therefore, it is mandatory that every Muslim understands how to recite it.’’
The governor reminded Muslims that the Holy Qur’an would make them have proper guidance and receive inspirations from Almighty Allah.
He urged Muslim parents to send their children to learn how to read and memorise the Holy book alongside western education, noting that more Muslims should join the national Qur’an recitation competition.
Highpoint of the event was the visit of Vice President Namadi Sambo, who declared the competition open.
Sambo, who restated Federal Government’s commitment to eradicate illiteracy in all its ramifications and promote education in the country, said government had built 100 Almajiri schools in the north.
In attendance were more than 30 emirs and chiefs, including important dignitaries from all over the country. (NAN)