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Nigeria: Ramadan fast continues Wednesday, Sallah holds Thursday

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has said the Eid-el Fitr festival will hold on Thursday and asked…

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has said the Eid-el Fitr festival will hold on Thursday and asked Muslims Nigeria to observe Ramadan fast on Wednesday.The NSCIA said in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday that the crescent had not been sighted to end the Ramadan fast.

“The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) – under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni – wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that there was no proven report of the sighting of the crescent of Shawwal, 1442 AH on the 29th of Ramadan, 1442 AH,” local media reports on Wednesday quoted the statement signed by the Deputy Secretary-General of NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu, as saying.

The Nigerian government has already declared Wednesday and Thursday this week as public holidays for the celebration of Eid el-Fitr

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