Alh. Sa'ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto
Alh. Sa'ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto

BREAKING: No moon sighted, fasting continues tomorrow – Sultan

NEWS DIGEST – Muslims are to continue fasting on Saturday, The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Saad has declared.

Its National Moonsighting Committee said no moon was sighted in Nigeria on Friday.

The committee tweeted on Friday: “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.”

The News Digest reports that several muslims saw the extension coming as Saudi Arabia had declared that there was no moon sighting in the kingdom.

The announcement by NSCIA means Ramadan fast will extend to 30 days in 2020.

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