Senate President Bukola Saraki, Kwara state Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and Emir of Ilorin are expected to grace the finals of this year’s quranic competition.
The finals of the competition, organized by the state Quranic competition committee, holds between 28th and 29th of this month at the state’s stadium complex.
The chief host is the chairman , Kwara state Arabic board, Dr. Abdulkadir Juma’ Al-Salman, the co-host is the Danmadami of Ilorin and chairman, state Quranic Committee, Alhaji Sheu Abdulgafar.
Spokesperson of the committee, Alhaji Nuhu Isa said that the proprietor of Baraje Centre for Arabic and Islamic studies, Ilorin, Alhaji Abubakar Baraje would be the chairman of the occasion while Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Netherlands, Dr. Nimatallahi Akanbi would be the chairperson. A Sharia court Khadi, Justice AbdulLateef Kamaldeen is the guest lecturer.
The finals would produce the state’s reciters for the national contest coming up in Katsina between 2nd February and 11, 2018.
The statement added that the reciters had gone through the local government and senatorial level contests to qualify for the finals where the state’s representatives for the national contest would emerge.
The statement said those who excelled in the competition would be presented with prizes on at the closing ceremony on 30th December at the state stadium complex, Ilorin.