Breaking: Sultan declares Friday Eid-el-Fitr Day
By Our Correspondent
The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared tomorrow 21st of April 2023 as the first day of Shawwal 1444AH in Nigeria.
The Sultan made the declaration in his palace in Sokoto today after the Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs in Conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee d received several reports from various Moon Sighting committees across the country.
He said therefore, today is the 29th day of the month of Ramadan 1444 AH. And Friday is Eid Fitr.
The Sultan said he has accepted the report and accordingly declared Friday as the first day of Shawwal 1444AH, Day of Eid-el-Fitr.
He felicitated Nigerian Muslims and wished them God’s guidance and blessings.
He urged Muslims to continue to pray for peace progress and development of the country and wished all Nigerians happy Eid-el-Fitr.