The administration of Governor Bala Mohammed has approved N100 million to fast-track the hosting of the 36th edition of the 2022 National Quran Recitation Competition in Bauchi State.
Mohammed stated this at the inauguration of a 57-member Local Organising Committee for the competition on Saturday in Bauchi.
The competition is scheduled to take place in Bauchi from March 18 to March 20, NAN reports.
Mohammed said this was the third time Bauchi State would host the national competition since its inception in 1986.
“I wish to say that the Ministry of Religious Affairs in conjunction with Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, and other government agencies, have submitted a budget of N153 million for the competition.
“The state government is providing N100 million for this committee so that the rest would be solicited elsewhere,” he said.