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Sultan Declares Wednesday As Eid-el-Fitr Day | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Apr 8, 2024


The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Tuesday as the 30th day of Ramadan and Eid-El-Fitr to be celebrated on Wednesday.

Mr Abubakar’s declaration came through a statement signed by Sambo Janaidu, chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs of the Sultanate Council Sokoto.

The statement reads: ”The Sultanate Council’s Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, in conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee did not receive any reports across the country confirming sighting of the new moon of Shawwal 1445AH on Monday.

“Therefore, Tuesday, April 9, is declared as the 30th day of the month of Ramadan 1445AH.

“The Sultan has accepted the report and accordingly, declared Wednesday, April 10, as the first day of Shawwal 1445AH, the day of Eid-El-Fitr.”

The statement said Mr Abubakar extended his felicitations to the Nigerian Muslim Ummah and wished them Allah’s guidance and blessings.

The Sultan, while urging Muslims to continue praying for peace, pprogres and development in the country, also wished them a happy Eid-El-Fitr.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar, immediately follows Ramadan, marking the commencement of Eid-El-Fitr.

The month symbolises new beginnings and spiritual rejuvenation after a month of purification, offering ample opportunities to sustain the positive habits cultivated during Ramadan.

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