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Sultan of Sokoto Declares Thursday as 1st of Shawaal

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Sultan of Sokoto Declares Thursday as 1st of Shawaal

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic affairs has approved the declaration of Thursday as Eid-el-Fitr day.

This is contained in a statement by Wazirin Sokoto Sambo Junaidu on Tuesday.

“The Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs in conjunction with the National Moonsighting Committee did not receive any report from the moon sighting committees across the country confirming the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal 1442AH.

”Therefore, Wednesday 12th May 2021 is the 30th day of the month of Ramadan 1442AH,” the statement said.

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