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Nigerian girl beats 39 countries to win International Quranic recitation competition in Jordan

Nigerian girl beats 39 countries to win International Quranic recitation competition in Jordan

Hajara Ibrahim, from Abubakar Siddiq Islamiyya and 200 Level Botany student at the Gombe State University, emerged the overall winner among other contestants from 39 countries in Quranic recitation.

Ms Ibrahim was selected to represent Nigeria in the 60 Hizb with Tajwid category at the 18th Edition of the Hashemite Jordan International Qur’anic Competition for Female.

During the competition which held between 17th and 22nd February, 2024, Hajara achieved an impressive score of 99.5, securing her position as the overall winner of the 18th edition of the competition organized annually by the Ministry of Endowments, Islamic Affairs, and Holy Places of Jordan.

Reacting to the development, Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to Hajara, her family and teachers, praising her hard work, and commitment to mastering the Qur’an, while expressing confidence that her achievement would serve as an inspiration to countless others in Gombe and beyond.

He further stressed the importance of nurturing and supporting the educational pursuits of young people, particularly in the realm of religious studies, which he said,  play a vital role in shaping their character and contributing to the development of the society.

“I am deeply proud of our daughter’s exceptional achievement on the global stage. Hajara’s triumph exemplifies the vibrant academic heritage of Gombe State. Her victory brings pride not just to us in Gombe, but to Nigeria as a whole. I am convinced that this feat will inspire numerous others, particularly our young girls”, the Governor remarked.

He added, “Our commitment to promoting the educational journey of young individuals, particularly in the realm of religious studies, remains unwavering. We recognize its pivotal role in moulding character and fostering societal advancement. Gombe is known for excellence, and we shall continue to identify with those who promote the good image of Gombe to the world. Hajara is one of such people, and we are proud to celebrate her.”


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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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