Bauchi State Government has approved N55m for the 30th edition of the State’s Qur’anic Recitation Competition.
Speaking at the event being held at Katagum, headquarters of Zaki local government Area (LGA) of the state, Abubakar announced that N38.4 million would be spent on logistics while N16.9 million would be given to all the 20 Local government areas of the state to prepare for the competition at council level.
According to him, education of the younger generation is the collective responsibility of the government, Islamic teachers and the parents.
The governor expressed the commitment of his administration is to improving the education sector of the State, adding that education is his top priority.
Abubakar said the state government will provide adequately for education in the 2016 budget to reflect his total commitment.
He enjoined all the participants in the competition to put in their best so that Bauchi can be well represented at the National and international competitions.
The governor urged the judges to be fair and just in carrying out the duties entrusted to them adding that they should conduct the competition in line with the rules and regulations of the contest so as to promote Islamic teachings.
He said four cars, four tricycles popularly known as Keke NAPEP, 26 motorcycles, many bicycles, sewing machine, knitting machines and grinding machines are to be given as gifts to winners.
The chairman said that the committee did not solicit assistance from any organisation or person as all its needs have been taken care of by the state government.