The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III has announced Friday, April 24, 2020 as the first day of the month of Ramadan.
He said reports from the National Moon sighting committee indicated that the moon has been sighted in several places in the world.
The Sultan however called on all Muslims to commence the Ramadan Fast on Friday, April 24, 2020.
He urged all Muslim Ummahs across the country to pray fervently for the leadership of the nation, that they may be given the wisdom to pilot the affairs of the country appropriately.
The Sultan also directed Muslims to shun congregational gatherings and maintain physical distancing throughout Ramadan as part of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Sultan implored all Muslims to live in peace with all persons and also abide by the teachings of Islam through the period of Ramadan and beyond.