Uba Sani gives winners of Qur’anic recitation competition Hajj seats

Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state has announced Hajj seats for the overall winners of the Annual Qur’anic Recitation Competition finals in the state for both the male and female categories.

The governor, who attended the Finals of the Annual Qur’anic Recitation Competition in Kaduna on Saturday in his personal capacity, donated cash prizes to winners of the competition from first to fourth positions across the different categories of the competition.

He said the two winners will be among the official clerics that will serve as guides and preachers for pilgrims from Kaduna state in the 2024 Hajj exercise.

Speaking further on the 2024 Hajj exercise, the governor said he has inaugurated a committee to ensure that the next Hajj exercise is hitch-free and a great improvement on the 2023 exercise, which was characterised by accommodation and feeding hitches.

He noted that many people have approached him seeking contracts on Hajj services like pilgrims uniforms, foods, accommodation and others.

“What I want to tell whoever gets contract on Hajj services, is that they should fear Allah and give the best to the pilgrims so that they can earn the prayers of the pilgrims, not the wrath of Allah whom the pilgrims have gone to serve,” he said.

While speaking on the importance of the Holy Qur’an, Governor Sani said, the society will be at peace if all Muslims read the Qur’an regularly and follow its teaching, adding that most of the challenges faced in the country will be mitigated once Nigerian Muslims read the Quran and abide with its teachings.

Delivering lecture at the event, National Leader, Jama’atu Izalatu Bid’ah Wa Ikamatu Sunnah (JIBWIS), Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau, said Qur’an is also the solution to ending the challenges of terrorism, because whoever understands Qur’an will not engage in terrorism and banditry.

He therefore urged Muslims, especially the scholars to go back to the Qur’an and teach it to others, saying that it is the bast way to achieve peace.

The Islamic clerics while commending Governor Uba Sani for his contribution to the propagation of Islam, urged him to carry on with the good work of former Governor Nasir el-Rufai and ensure the welfare of the citizens of the state, adding that infrastructure development without citizens welfare is not good enough.

The Sheikh equally tasked Nigerians, especially Muslims, to stay away from worshipping anything other that their creator.

The Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Dahiru Yusuf Liman, also donated the sum of N1.5million to the winners and judges of the competition.

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