The Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Mohammed Abubakar, has announced the commencement of Ramadan fasting.
Abubakar said the crescent for the commencement of the Ramadan fasting has been sighted.
In a broadcast on Wednesday night, the sultan said Muslims in the country should commence fasting on Thursday, March 23.
The Sultan of Sokoto said the moonsighting was duly “authenticated and verified” by the states and national committee.
He said: “Consequently, tomorrow Thursday the 23rd day of March 2023 becomes the first day of Ramadan 1444 after Hijra.
“We, therefore, call on all Muslims to commence fasting accordingly. As we just concluded the 2023 general elections and leaders emerge at the national and state levels by Allah’s will, we, therefore, call on all Muslims to use this holy month to pray in guiding the affairs of our great country.”