The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Monday as the first day of Shawwal, Daily Dates Nigeria reports.

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar made the declaration after no positive sighting claims were received from members of the National moonsighting committee and other Emirates.

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“The Sultanate Council Sokoto, has declared Monday 2/5/2022 as the first day of Shuwal 1443 AH,” the Secretary of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), Mallam Yahaya Muhammad Boyi, said in a statement on Saturday night.

Muslims in the country would now celebrate the eid-el-fitri on Monday being the first day of Shawwal.