Following the sighting of the moon in Nigeria,
The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has announced the commencement Ramadan fasting.
The Sultan said the crescent was sighted by Muslims of impeccable character in several states of the federation hence, tomorrow Friday, April 24, 2020, is declared Ramadan 1, 1441 A.H.
The sighting of the moon is a practice for the commencement of Ramadan for Muslims globally. Earlier, several countries including Saudi Arabia had announced the sighting of the moon and had declared same Friday, April 24, 2020 as beginning of Ramadan 1441 A.H.
The Muslim apex body also felicitated with entire Nigerian Muslims on the commencement of the month of Ramadan, urging them to seize the opportunity offered by the blessed month to offer prayers for the nation, our leaders and the world in general to overcome the current COVID-19 pandemic.
He enjoined Muslim faithful to obey necessary precautions as recommended by WHO.