The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar CFR has declared Sunday 24th of May as Day of Eid -El-Fitri.
In A Press Release by the Sultanate Council received by seen by AUTHENTIC NEWS GIANT signed by Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu Wazirin of Sokoto it reads:
The Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs in conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee did not receive any report from various Moon Sighting Committees across the Country confirming the sighting of the New Moon of Shawwal 1441AH, on Friday, 22nd May, 2020 which was the 29th day of Ramadan 1441AH.
Therefore, Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 is the 30th day of the month of Ramadan 1441AH.
His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar CFR, mni, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has accepted the report and accordingly declared Sunday, 24th May, 2020 as the first day of Shawwal 1441AH. (Day of Eid-El-Fitr).
His Eminence, the Sultan felicitates with the Nigeria 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 Countryhe also wishes all Muslim a happy Eid-El-Fitr. May Allah (SW T) accept our religious deeds, amin.