No fewer than 10 Quranic reciters will represent Edo State at the National Qu’ranic competition slated for December 28, 2018, in Gombe state.
The Coordinator, Edo State Qu’ranic Competition (Musabagah), Sheik Ibrahim Oyarekhua, announced this at the Otaru of Auchi’s palace in Etsako West Local Government of the state.
He made the revelation while speaking with journalists shortly after the end of the state Quoranic competition.
Oyarekhua explained that 104 persons participated in the competition with 60 winners emerging in five categories, adding that 10 others would be selected among the winners to represent the state at the national edition of the competition.
In his words; “Ten contestants will represent the state in the male and female categories. The ten would be picked among the 60 participants who will emerge from this completion.
“We will pick first and second finishers in all the categories; they would be camped from December 3 – 26 before embarking on the journey to Gombe State.
“The essence of the camping is to make aware of the challenges in the categories they are going to feature in the championship.
“We will invite the national judges from the North to help us train them. This has always given us an improvement on the level of our performance and we have been winning prices since we started participating,” Oyarekhua added.
He commended Governor Godwin Obaseki for giving enormous support to the state Musabaqah, saying that his support had enabled the state to do well at both the state and national Qu’ranic recitation events.