Ramadan Quiz: Gov. Matawalle offers cars, hajj seat, others to all participants
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Wednesday offered surprised gifts to 18 persons who participated in a Ramadan quiz program on Zamfara Radio.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the beneficiaries who called in to answer questions were later offered cash, car and tricycle gifts by the governor.
A total of 11 persons who called but failed to answer the questions correctly received N100,000 each while one person who made efforts to answer the question got N200,000.
Similarly, out of the six persons including two women who answered their questions correctly, two got Peugeot 406 car each while one got the same brand of car and Hajj seat.
One of the women got three tricycles and three sewing machines, and the other received a tricycle and two sewing machines.
Matawalle said the gesture was to encourage Muslims to be versed in Islamic knowledge and assist the beneficiaries to be self-reliant.
He urged the people to continue to pray for an end to banditry and other crimes bedevilling the state and Nigeria in general.
NAN reports that the annual Ramadan Quiz was introduced 10 years ago by members of Zamfara Radio Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
The programme later got more sponsors including the state Ministry of Information, the Radio, Television and Theatre Arts Workers Union and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations in the state. (NAN)