As the 2022 Ramadan draws to an end, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, under the leadership of its President- General and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Muslims across the country to look for the new moon of Shawwal on Saturday.

The Director of Administration of the NSCIA, Zubairu Haruna Usman- Ugwu, said this in a statement issued on behalf of the Sultan, on Friday.

He said consequent upon the advice of the National Moon Sighting Committee, the Sultan enjoined the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Shawwal 1443 AH immediately after sunset on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, which is equivalent to 29th Ramadan, 1443 AH.

He also urged Muslims to in the spirit of Ramadan, remember that special Ramadan charity is a compulsory food-levy imposed on privileged Muslims, to be given to the less privileged in the society.

He, therefore, urged all concerned to ensure that they do not only comply but comply on time.

Sultan Abubakar, who felicitated with the Nigerian Muslim ‘Ummah and indeed the entire Muslim worldwide and prayed Allah to grant every one the opportunity to witness many more of it.