On Friday, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, confirmed the sighting of the moon.
This means the Ramadan fasting will begin on Saturday.
Abubakar made the announcement in a live broadcast.
The Sultan is also the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).
He had urged Muslims across the country to look out this year’s Ramadan after sunset on Friday April 1, which is equivalent to 29th Sha’aban 1443 AH.