The sultan of Sokoto, the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s Muslims, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, speaks to the media at the state house in Abuja on December 27, 2011. Nigeria’s top Muslim spiritual leader sought to calm tensions Tuesday after meeting the country’s president over deadly Christmas attacks claimed by Islamists that risk inflaming sectarian divisions. AFP PHOTO / WOLE EMMANUEL (Photo credit should read WOLE EMMANUEL/AFP via Getty Images)
Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Saturday night, indicates that the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abukakar III, has announced that the Eid-el-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, will hold in Nigeria, on Monday, May 2, 2022.
The National Moonsighting Committee Nigeria made this known via its Twitter handle, @moonsightingng.
It tweeted: “His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, has declared Monday, 2nd of May, as the first day of Shawwal. No positive sighting claims were received from members of the National Moonsighting Committee and other Emirates. The Sultanate will release an official statement shortly.”
Also, Saudi Arabia announced that the Eid-el-Fitr will begin on Monday, in the country.
The official Saudi Arabia Press Agency said, citing a Royal Court statement: “Monday is the first day of the blessed Eid al-Fitr for this year.”
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