Governor Inuwa Yahaya Excited, As Gombe Indigene Wins International Quranic Recitation Competition In Jordan

…Says Haraja’s Triumph, a Source of Inspiration and Pride for Gombe, Nigeria

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has expressed excitement upon learning the outstanding victory of a young girl from Gombe, Hajara Ibrahim Dan’azumi, at an International Female Quranic Recitation Competition held in the Kingdom of Jordan.

Hajara Ibrahim, from Abubakar Siddiq Islamiyya and 200 Level Botany Student at the Gombe State University who was selected to represent Nigeria, emerged as the overall winner among other contestants from 39 countries in the 60 Hizb with Tajwid category at the 18th Edition of the Hashemite Jordan International Qur’anic Competition for Female.

In a statement on Monday, 26th February 2024 signed by the Director-General (Press Affairs) Gombe Government House, Ismaila Uba Misilli, said that during the competition which was held between 17th and 22nd February 2024, Hajara had 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 conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to Hajara, her family and her 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 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.”

As Hajara returns to Nigeria in days to come, Governor Inuwa Yahaya looks forward to receiving her in his office, saying her presence will serve as both a motivation for sustained efforts and an encouragement for others to follow her footsteps in striving for excellence in their various endeavours, while emphasizing the importance of recognizing and celebrating outstanding achievements in the state.