The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III has declared, Friday June 15, 2018, as the day to mark the Eid-el-Fitr, and the end of Ramadan fast.
The Sultan in a radio broadcast announced sighting of the new moon of the month of Shawwal.
The month of Shawwal comes after the 29 or 30 days of the month of Ramadan when Muslims across the world observe a month-long fasting.
Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III said, the new moon was sighted in some parts of Nigerian states, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Borno, Jigawa, Nassarawa, Plateau and Sokoto States among others.
The Sultan urge Nigerians to pray for the country, live in peace irrespective of religious, ethnic and cultural differences.