The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has asked Muslims to look out for the crescent (moon) of Shawwal, 1442 AH tonight.
The Sultan gave the directive in a statement issued by NSCIA Deputy Secretary-General, Prof. Salisu Shehu.
Muslim faithfuls have also been urged to keep praying for peaceful co-existence in the country.
The statement read;
“If the crescent is actually sighted by informed persons on Tuesday night and His Eminence is so advised by the experts, he would address the press to declare Wednesday, May 12, as the first day of Shawwal (Eid day).
“If, however, the crescent is not sighted on Tuesday night, Thursday, May 13, automatically becomes the first of Shawwal, 1442 AH (Eid day).”