The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) – under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni – wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was no proven report of the sighting of the crescent of Shawwal, 1441 AH on the 29th of Ramadan, 1441 AH. Therefore, Ramadan fast will complete 30 tomorrow Saturday, 23rd May, 2020. In this regard, Sunday 24th May, 2020 is hereby declared as 1st Shawwal, 1441 AH and the day of Eid-il-fitr.

The Council prays that Almighty Allah accepts our fasting and other virtuous acts in Ramadan and that we will have peaceful and blissful Eid celebrations. May Allah in His Infinite Mercy quicken the eradication of the Corona Virus in Nigeria and all over the world.

Wassalamu alaikum wa-Rahmatullah.


Prof. Salisu Shehu Deputy Secretary-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.