MAIDUGURI – The Borno State Government on Tuesday donated N10 million to the State contingents to the 2014 National Qur’anic Recitation Competition held in Dutse in March.
Gov. Kashim Shettima announced the donation while receiving members of the team in his office in Maiduguri.
Shettima said the gesture was in recognition of the superlative performance of the team at the competition which made the state proud.
He said the money should be shared equally among the seven members of the team who won laurels and their coaches.
“Borno State government is donating N10 million to the Qur’anic recitation team in recognition of its performance at the National Competition in Dutse.
“Five million naira will be shared among the contestants while the remaining N5 million is for the coaches’’, Shettima said.
He said the state government would also ensure that a high-powered delegation accompanied the team to the competition next year to boost its morale.
Sheikh Abubakar Umara, the Secretary of the state Quranic Recitation Board, who led the team, told the governor that the state was represented by a team of 10 competitors at different categories of the competition.
Umara said seven of the competitors won different prizes. (NAN)