Muslims in Nigeria will still continue their fasting on Saturday as according to the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), the moon is yet to be sighted.
Consequently, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar on Friday declared Sunday as Eid-il-Fitr day.
The National Moonsighting Committee Nigeria, an arm of the NSCIA, on its twitter handle on Friday said fasting continues since the moon was yet to seen.
“There was no positive sighting report of the Shawwal crescent in Nigeria, tomorrow is 30th Ramadan. An official statement from the Sultanate will be released shortly,” it said.
The hope of many Muslim faithful in the country who were already looking forward to celebrating the Eid-el-Fitri on Saturday has now been dashed.
The Federal Government on Thursday declared Monday and Tuesday next week as public holidays to mark Eldi Fitri celebration.