The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has urged Muslims a cross the country to look out for the new moon of Shawwal on Tuesday 11th of May
The President of the council and and Saltan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III made it known via a statement released by the Deputy Secretary-General, NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu on Saturday May 8
The statement read as
“In preparation for the 1442 AH ‘Idul-Fitri celebrations, the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) of the NSCIA has advised the President-General that the crescent of Shawwal should be searched for on Tuesday, 11th May 2021 equivalent to 29 Ramadan, 1442 AH.
“If the crescent is actually sighted by informed persons on Tuesday night and His Eminence is so advised by the experts, he would address the Press to declare Wednesday, 12 May 2021 as the first day of Shawwal (‘Id day).
“If, however, the crescent is not sighted on Tuesday night, Thursday, 13 May 2021 automatically becomes the first of Shawwal, 1442 AH (‘Id day).
“A press statement to that effect would be issued on Tuesday night,” Shehu said.