Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has declared Wednesday, April 10th, as the day for Eid-Fitri.

Sultan, who is the President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), said the decision followed the report of National Moon Sighting Committees across the country confirming no sighting of the new moon

A statement signed by the chairman, the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council, Professor Sambo Wali Junaidu, and made available to newsmen in Sokoto on Monday evening said the council accepted the report and accordingly declared Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 as the first day of Shawwal 1445AH.

“His Eminence, the Sultan facilitates with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah, and wishes them Allah’s guidance and blessings.

“The Sultan while urging the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace, progress and development of the country, he also wishes all Muslims a happy Eid-El-Fitri”, the statement added.”

Likewise, 3SIXTYISLAM had earlier reported that Saudi Arabia, on Monday, said the crescent of Shawwal has not been sighted, indicating that the fasting will continue on Tuesday.

It also added that the Eid-El-Fitr would be held on Wednesday, April 10 to mark the beginning of the new Islamic month

“The crescent moon was not sighted in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated on Wednesday, 10th April 2024.

“May Allāh allow us to utilise the remaining moments of this blessed month to engage in that which pleases Him, may He accept our siyām, qiyām & a’māl & may He allow us to witness many more Ramadāns in good health. Āmīn,” it wrote.