The national moon sighting committee of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has disclosed that moon crescent was not sighted on Friday, hence fasting should continue to Saturday.
The NSCIA, which made the disclosure on its Twitter handle Friday evening, said there was no positive sighting report of the Shawwal crescent in Nigeria.
“There was no positive sighting report of the Shawwal crescent in Nigeria, tomorrow is 30th Ramadan. An official statement from the Sultanate will be released shortly,” the tweet read.
By this development, DAILY NIGERIAN reports the 2020 Eid-el-Fitr will hold on Sunday. Similarly, the Sultanate of Sokoto under the leadership of Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar also disclosed that its national moon sighting committee did not receive any report from the various moon sighting committees across the county confirming the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal 1441AH on Friday, May 27 2020.
The Sultanate, in a statement signed by the chairman advisory committee on religious affairs Sultanate council, Sambo Wali Jinaidu, declared Saturday, May 23 as the 30th day of the month of Ramadan 1441AH.
He, therefore, urged all Muslims to continue to pray for peace, progress and development of the country, while wishing them Allah’s guidance and blessings.