Ramadan starts Tuesday in Nigeria, Sultan says

The President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, Dr Muhammad Saad Abubakar has announced the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan at various places.

“After due verification and authentication by the national moon sighting committee and state committees’ confirmation, as well as routine scrutiny, I hereby announce the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan which signifies the end of Sha’aban 1442 AH.

“Consequently, in accordance with Islamic law, Muslim Ummah is directed to commence fasting on Tuesday accordingly.

“We further call on Nigerians to continue to live peacefully with one another irrespective of religious and tribal difference,” he said.

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