The competition being attended by reciters from 28 states of the federation is organised by the Centre for Islamic Studies of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.
The event was declared opened by Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno who served as chairman of the week-long competition.
Zulum lauded the efforts of Gov. Bello Matawalle for hosting the competition in spite of the biting economic realities and security challenges faced by Zamfara.
According to him, the myriad of challenges facing the country can be eased if the muslim ummah embraced the power of the Holy Quran.
Zulum donated N10 million for the successful conduct of the week-long event.
The chief host of the event, Matawalle outlined the importance of the competition which included translation of the words of the Almighty Allah into practice.