Zamfara Gov. earmarks N60m annually for Islamic quiz competition
May. 22, 2020
The announcement is contained in a statement issued by Zailani Bappa, Special Adviser to the governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications in Gusau on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the programmes, which started about eight years ago, was first organised jointly by the state’s branches of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), the Radio Television and Theatre Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU) and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
Participation is by phone calls where callers within the station’s area of coverage would call, pick a number which is attached to a question and attempt to answer the question in order to win different prizes.
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