By Tina Akannam
Special Adviser on Religious Affairs to Jigawa state governor, Ustaz Mujtaba Kwalam has called on the Federal Government to make Qur’anic competition a national event that will promote Islamic religion.
He made the call Thursday during the closing ceremony of the 2nd Islamic Quiz competition (Islamic
Jurisprudence) which was organized by the State Islamic Education Bureau
The Special Adviser who represented the state governor, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar noted that the essence of introducing the competition was to inculcate the Islamic legal code among the Islamic followers in the state and beyond.
His words “ the quiz competition will also ginger young men and women to develop the culture of seeking knowledge on to how worship Allah,as well as encourage believers to have faith and understand the Holy prophet.
He then thanked the state governor for his foresight in introducing the competition saying that the participants competed in Hadith, the tradition of the Holly prophet, Tafsir, Fiqihu, Sirah, and Tahzib among others.
In her welcome address, the state commissioner for education ,Science and Technology Hajiya Rabi Hussaini Adamu Ishaq said government will penalize the three local governments who failed to
participate in the competition
Babura local government, where the governor came from emerged the overall winner with 22points followed by Gumel with 20 points while Miga local government emerged third with 17 points. Prizes ranging from Laptop computers, sewing machines, Plasma Televisions among others were later given to the winners.