The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced that the Ramadan fast would continue on Wednesday and declared Thursday as Eid-el-Fitr day.
This was followed by the report of the National Moonsighting Committee of the NSCIA stating that no moon was sighted in the country on Tuesday.
It said the Ramadan fast would reach 30 this year in Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement by the Chairman of Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs of Sultanate Council in Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Junaidu, on Tuesday
The statement quoted the Sultan as declaring Thursday, May 13, as the 1st day of Shawwal 1441AH and the beginning of Eid-el-Fitri celebration in the country.