The Sultan of Sokoto, and President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaj Saad Abubakar III, has announced the sighting of the new moon and declared tomorrow, Tuesday, June 4, as the Eid-el-Fitr, ending the 29-day Ramadan Fasting by Muslims.
According to the Secretary General of the NSCIA, Ishaq Oloyede, the announcement by the Sultan came after the sighting of the new moon in Damaturu and other towns.
In his nationwide broadcast at about 9.35pm today, Sultan Abubakar said that the moon was also sighted in Katsina and Yobe States, even as pray to Allah to accept the Fasting as an act of Ibadah.
The new moon had earlier been sighted in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate.
Officials in both countries have announced the end of Ramadan and Tuesday as the first of the Islamic month of Shawwal.