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BREAKING: Nigerian Muslims Await Sultan As Saudi Arabia Announces Date For Eid-Ul-Fitr Celebration

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Saudi Arabia has declared Wednesday, April 10, as the first day of Eid Al Fitr, after the crescent Moon was not spotted on Monday evening.

The Kingdom announced that the holy month of Ramadan would, therefore, last 30 days this year.

Amid the Saudi Arabia declaration, it was learnt that the Nigerian Muslims are waiting for the declaration of Eid-el-Fitr day from Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto and President General, National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).

The Sultan had earlier directed the Muslim Ummah to look out for the crescent of Shawwal 1445AH starting from Monday.

This was contained in a statement on Sunday by Prof. Sambo Janaidu, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council Sokoto.

The statement reads: ”This is to inform the Muslim Ummah that Monday, April 8, equivalent to the 29th day of Ramadan 1445AH, will be the day to look for the new moon of Shawwal 1445AH.

“Muslim are therefore, requested to start looking for the new moon of Shawwal 1445AH on Monday and report its sighting to the nearest District or Village Head for onward communication to the Sultan.

“Furthermore, the public can report sightings of the new moon through the following telephone numbers: 08037157100, 07067416900, 08066303077, 08036149757, 08035965322, and 08099945903,” it stated.


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