The Sultan of Sokoto and Chairman Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic
Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared September 1st 2017, as
Eid-el-Kabir, Sallah day. The announcement is contained in a statement
signed and released by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious
Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council, Prof. Sambo Junaidu today
According to Junaidu, the declaration followed the sighting
of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday, August 22nd.
advisory committee in conjunction with the National Committee on Moon
Sighting received various reports on moon sighting across the country
confirming the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday, Aug. 22,
2017,’’ it said.
The statement added that Muslims in Nigeria would observe Friday, September 1st as Sallah day.