The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Monday, March 11, 2024 as the first day of the Ramadan fast in Nigeria, the Global News reports.

The Sultan announced the sighting of the new crescent in Sokoto on Sunday in a television broadcast.

Alhaji Abubakar said the new moon was sighted in different parts of the country.

“After due verification and authentication by the national moon sighting committee and states committees’ confirmation, as well as routine scrutiny, I hereby announce the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan which signifies the end of Sha’aban 1445 AH.

”In accordance with Islamic law, Muslim Ummah is to commence fasting on Monday the 11th of March 2024 accordingly,” he stated.

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