Posted by News Express | 26 May 2017 | 1,509 times
The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged Muslims across the country to look for the new moon of Ramadan today.
The Director of Administration at the NSCIA, Ustaz Isa Christian Okonkwo, in a statement yesterday quoted the Sultan as felicitating with Muslims on the occasion of this year’s Ramadan fasting.
“It is appreciative to note that, since the last Ramadan fast, the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) of NSCIA, advises the President-General on the commencement of every lunar month. Based upon that, the President-General, always makes monthly declaration of the commencement of every lunar month.
“Following the advice of NMSC, the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1438 AH immediately after sunset on Friday, 26th May, 2017 equivalent to 29th Sha’ban 1438 AH,” Okonkwo said.
He said phone numbers to contact by persons that sight the new moon are Mallam Hafiz Wali 08036009090, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi 08032103733, 08033058201 Bauchi, Shaykh Kariballah Kabara 08035537382, Muhammad Nasir AbdulMuhyi 08065687545, 08024333381, Shaykh Habeebullahi Adam Abdullahi Al-Ilory 08023126335, Alhaji Abdul Hamid Oyebode 08037063923, Prof. Z I Oboh Oseni 08033574431Auchi and Shaykh AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752.
Others are Malam Simwal Usman Jibrin 08033140010, Alhaji Yusuf Nwoha 08030966956, Sheik Bala Lau 08037008805, Sheik Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545 and Sheik Adam Idoko 08036759892 among others. (Daily Trust)
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