Sultan of Sokoto announces today beginning of Ramadan fasting

The Sultan of Sokoto has declared today as the first day for the beginning of the Ramadan fasting in Nigeria. Abubakar announced the citing of the new crescent in Sokoto yesterday in a broadcast. He said the new moon was sighted in various state across the country that included Sokoto, Niger, Yobe, Port Harcourt, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and other areas.

The Sultan said that reports of the moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organizations across the country. He enjoined all Muslims to devote themselves fully to the worship of Allah throughout the holy month, and use the period to pray for the progress, peace and prosperity of the nation.