Kano State government has promised to give a newly built house and N3 million cash to an indigene of the state, Aisha Abubakar Dorayi, for emerging second in the 2022 World Qur’anic Competition, which was held in United Arab Emirate, Dubai.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje made the promise during the State Executive Council meeting at Government House, Kano.
He said the decision to reward the winner was to encourage other indigenes of the state to strive for excellence.
“This victory is not for Aisha alone, not for her parent alone, but for Kano State. That is why we decide to motivate her with a gift of house in the just furnished houses for teachers in the state. We also decided to offer N3 million cash to the girl. We are proud of her,” Ganduje said.
Speaking after the announcement, the awardee, Aisha Abubakar Dorayi from Gwale Local Government Area of the state appreciated the gesture and promised to sustain the momentum.
She appreciated her parents, teachers and colleagues for encouraging her to acquire knowledge to such a level.
“I am very happy today to be recognised by the state government for this achievement. But success belongs to all of us, most especially my teachers and my parents. They stood by me to achieve this today. I can’t thank them enough. May God reward them all,” she appreciated.