The Sultan of Sokoto and the chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar has declared September 1st,2017, as Eid-el-Kabir, Sallah day.
The announcement is containe in a statement , signed and released by the Chairman, Advisory committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council, Prof.Sambo Junaidu today August 23rd.According to Junaidu, the declaration followed the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tueday, August 22nd.
“The advisory committee in conjunction with the National Committee on Moon Sighting had received various reports on moon sighting across the country Nigeria confirming the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday, August 2017”.It said.
The statement added that Muslims in Nigeria would observe Friday September 1st as Sallah Day.
It added that the Sultan fecilitates with all Muslims and wished them Allah’s guidance and protection.
The statement also quoted Abubakar as urging Muslims to continue to live in peace and engage in continuous prayers for the development and progree of the country and the world at large.
Culled from http://www.dailyfamily.ng.