The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar, has declared September 1 as Eid-el-Kabir day.
The Sultan, who is the President of Nigeria Supreme Council on Islamic Affairs, said the declaration followed the sighting of the new moon on Tuesday.
The Monarch, according to the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council, Prof Sambo Junaid, felicitates with all Muslims, wishing them the guidance, blessing and protection of Allah.
The statement read; “The advisory committee in conjunction with the National Committee on Moon Sighting received various reports on moon sighting across the country confirming the sighting of new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday August 22, 2017.”
Following this development, the statement said that Muslims in Nigeria would observe Friday September 1, as Sallah day.
The Sultan therefore urged Muslims to continue living in peace and continuous prayers for development of the country and the world at large.