Yakubu Busari, Jos
Governor Muhammad Abubakar of Bauchi State has said that the recitation of the Quran impacts positively on people, especially in the area of drug abuse among the youths.
Speaking as Special Guest of Honour at the closing ceremony of the 31st Annual Qur’an Competition, Plateau State chapter, held at the weekend, the Governor, who was represented by the permanent secretary in the state ministry of religious affairs, Muhammad Auwal, said:”the lessons learnt from Qur’an recitation is that it impacts positively on people, because if not for its impact the spite of drug abuses would have tripled among the youths.”
Abubakar, also called on parents to be of good observance of the attitude and behaviours of the children.
He donated the sum N1m to support the competition which is in preparation for the forth coming national competition in Katsina State.
The Plateau State Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Dayyabu Garga, said there is need for the spreading of recitation of the Qur’an among the youths as it will help in maintaining peace and peaceful living in Nigeria.
Garga called on the people and journalists to aid security personnel by giving out vital information that will help to curb the activities of criminals and stockpile of arms.
Also speaking at occasion, the Director General of Nigeria Television Authority, Malam Yakubu Ibn Muhammad urged parents take time in the upbringing of their children.
He said there is need for parents, particular Muslims to inculcate in their children the knowledge of the Qur’an.
He was represented by Zonal director of NTA Jos network centre, Malam Nurrudeed Adesuna Idris.
At the end of the event, Anas Thahir, who became the overall winner, having scored 87 points, will represent Plateau State at the annual national competition schedule for Katsina State.