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Sultan of Sokoto declares Monday, May 2, first day of Shawwal and for Eid-el-Fitr celebration

Sultan of Sokoto declares Monday, May 2, as Eid-el-Fitr

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Monday, May 2, as the first day of Shawwal.

The Sultan made the declaration after no constructive sighting claims had been obtained from members of the National moonsighting committee and different Emirates.

An announcement by the Secretary of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), Mallam Yahaya Muhammad Boyi, on Saturday night time, April 30, read in part

“The Sultanate Council Sokoto, has declared Monday 2/5/2022 as the first day of Shuwal 1443 AH,”

Muslims in Nigeria would now celebrate the eid-el-fitri on Monday being the primary day of Shawwal.

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