The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic affairs has approved the declaration of Thursday as Eid-el-Fitr day.
This is contained in a statement by Wazirin Sokoto Sambo Junaidu on Tuesday.
“The Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs in conjunction with the National Moonsighting Committee did not receive any report from the moon sighting committees across the country confirming the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal 1442AH.
”Therefore, Wednesday 12th May 2021 is the 30th day of the month of Ramadan 1442AH,” the statement said.
“The Sultan have accepted the report and accordingly declared Thursday, May 13, 2021 as the first day of Shawwal 1442AH, Day of Eid-el-Fitr.”
The Sultan felicitated Nigerian Muslim Ummah and wished them Allah guidance and blessings.
He urged Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace progress and development of the country and wished all Nigerians happy Eid-el-Fitr.
Shawwal is the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, which come after the fasting month of Ramadan.