Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III
Nigerian Muslims have been directed to observe Eid-el-Fitr on Sunday to effectively mark the end of the Ramadan.
Sultan of Sokoto and President-General Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, said that the order followed the sighted of the moon in some locations in Nigeria.
Seven countries have also announced end of Ramadan, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Senegal.
The Sultan said that the moon was sighted in parts of the country including Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
He therefore called on Muslims all over Nigeria to cease to fast as it is not permitted to fast on Sallah day.