BREAKING: Sultan Of Sokoto Announces Date For Eid-El-Fitr In Nigeria

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has declared that the celebration of Eid-el-Fitr in Nigeria will take place on Wednesday, 10th April as the new crescent was not sighted in the country.

The Sultan is  the President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).

A statement signed by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council, Prof Sambo Junaidu, said the council accepted the report and accordingly declared Wednesday, April 10, 2024, as the first day of Shawwal 1445AH.

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“His Eminence, the Sultan felicitates with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah and wishes them Allah’s guidance and blessings.

“The Sultan, while urging the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace, progress, and development of the country, also wishes all Muslims a happy Eid-El-Fitri”.

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Saudi Arabia had earlier declared that the crescent of Shawwal has not been sighted, indicating that the fasting will continue on Tuesday and Eid-el-Fitr will be on Wednesday.

The declaration, he says, followed the report of the National Moon Sighting Committees across the country which confirmed that the moon has not been sighted.

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