The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Monday, May 2, and 3 as the first day of Shawwal.
The Sultan made the declaration after no positive sighting claims were received from members of the National moonsighting committee and other Emirates.
A statement by the Secretary of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), Mallam Yahaya Muhammad Boyi, on Saturday night, April 30, read in part
“The Sultanate Council Sokoto, has declared Monday 2/5/2022 as the first day of Shuwal 1443 AH,”
Muslims in Nigeria would now celebrate the eid-el-fitri on Monday being the first day of Shawwal.