Insecurity: Kwara Governor Allays Fears Of State-Contingent To Qur’an Competition In Zamfara
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Saturday allayed the fears of parents of the state’s contingent to this year’s national Quran recitation competition billed for Guzau, Zamfara State.
The governor said that he will ensure their safe trip to and from Zamfara state by airlifting them.
Speaking during the closing ceremony of the Qur’an recitation competition in Ilorin, Governor Abdulrazaq said that the state had not missed out on the national event since 1986, assuring that he would ensure the state sustained the unbroken chain this year.
The state chairman of the national Qur’an recitation competition committee, Alhaji Sheu Gafar, had in his speech told the governor that parents of members of the contingents had expressed reservations and concerns about the safety of their children and wards should they travel by road in view of the prevailing security challenges in the country, a concern which the governor allayed.
“You need not worry, since 1986, Kwara state has not missed this national event. There is no need to worry. Last year we had to support you to fly the participants. This year too we know it’s going to be so.
It’s not about winning. It’s about taking part. That is the most important thing to all of you that take part. I congratulate you all”, the governor said.
Alhaji Gafar had earlier prayed for the governor for being punctual at the event even as he said he is the first sitting governor to physically attend the Qur’an recitation competition in the state.
“I am overwhelmed by the timely arrival of His Excellency, who has continued to break records in many major activities in the state. His Excellency is also the first governor to attend the Qur’an competition. Today His Excellency is not only attending he also arrived at a time when many of the guests we are expecting have not arrived. We are very proud of you”, he said.
Winners that will represent the state in five categories at the national event emerged at the event.
Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.
Salihu Alhaji Musa Alaro Tunde Akanbi Isiaka Alikinla Gaa Olobi Mumini Ishola Hanafi AbdulQowiy Olododo Age AbdulKareem Umar Ayinla Saro Tunde Yusuf Balogun-Ojomu Yashikira Adamu Ibrahim Sabi Simeon Sayomi Alabi Olayemi Abdulrazak Anilelerin Gabriel Fashanu Bursary AIT Ilorin Moji Makanjuola Buhari Local Government National Broadcasting Commission Laolu Saraki Ubandoma Of Ilorin Assayomo Haleeman Salman Women Radio Dumagi Raliat Islamic Foundation Saadatu Modibbo-Kawu QuickWin Kale Belgore Kwara State Printing And Publishing Corporation Jimoh Saadudeen Muhammed Unilorin FM Monkey Pox Abraham Ojo Sheriff Olanrewaju Baakini Abdulrahman Iliasu RTEAN Abdulkadir Remi Hawawu TETFUND Bukola Saraki Mike Omotosho Yomi Ogunsola Rashidi Yekini Ashiru Sabo-Oke Umar Sanda Yusuf Dele Belgore Olawuyi Maigida Allocation Bankole Omisore MAI Akande Amos Sayo State Bureau Of Internal Revenue Henry Olaosebikan Lanre Issa Onilu Daud Adeshola Agbarere Rueben Parejo Ajidagba Yahaya A Paniyaro Okin Group Read With Me Mohammed Abdulahi SARS Folaranmi Aro Abdulrasheed Lafia Sa\'adu Gambari Umar Yakubu Jaja Ahmed Ayinla Jimoh Ahmed Saidu Rufai CUTI