September 1 Declared Sallah Day By Sultan Of Sokoto.

The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Sept. 1, 2017 as Eid-el-Kabir day.

The statement, made available to newsmen in Sokoto on Wednesday August 23, indicated that the declaration followed the sighting of the new moon of Dhul-Hijja on Tuesday August 22.

The statement reads: “The advisory committee in conjunction with the National Committee on Moon Sighting received various reports on moon sighting across the country confirming the sighting of new moon of Dhul-Hijja on Tuesday August 22, 2017”.

The statement further said that following the development, Muslims in Nigeria would observe Friday September 1, as Sallah day. It added that the Sultan felicitates with all Muslims and wishes them Allah’s guidance, blessings and protection.


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