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Zamfara Governor Sets Aside N60M Yearly For Islamic Quiz

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Governor,  , has set aside N60 million yearly as prizes to be won by participants of an Islamic quiz competition in the state.

Zamfara Governor Sets Aside N60M Annually For Islamic Quiz
Zamfara Governor Sets Aside N60M Annually For Islamic Quiz

Zailani Bappa, Special Adviser to the governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications made this known in a statement on Thursday.

According to the statement, the quiz competition is to be organised by the state radio station.

The governor was quoted as making the announcement when he presented prizes to those won the annual Ramadan quiz competition at the premises of Zamfara Radio Station.

Mr Matawalle of expressed happiness over the performance of the winners, who took part in the quiz conducted via telephone in a live programme transmission.

He directed that the annual competition should now hold monthly.

The governor pledged to release N5 million monthly for the programme, which would be competed for by the phone callers under his personal supervision.

Mr Matawalle gave a standing order that the programme should hold unfailingly every month.

He said that if he happened to be out of the state, the competition should be supervised by either his deputy or the secretary to the state government.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that The governor, who chaired one of the sessions at the radio station last week, gave out cash and material prizes, including cars, tricycles, sewing machines and cash between N150,000 and N300,000.

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