After the sighting of the moon spotted in various parts on the country, Muslim Ummah in Nigeria where urged to start fasting on Saturday, June 28.
The call was made a day earlier by the Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, Leadership reports.
According to the Sultan, the moon was sighted in Kebbi, Sotoko, so as in other areas of the country:
“There was delay in the confirmation because we were waiting and doing analysis to collate all our sources information. The moon was sighted in Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina and other parts of the country and therefore, the Sultanate Council is hereby calling on all Muslim faithful in Nigeria to commence fasting today being Saturday as the first day of Ramadan.”
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