30 March 2023

Pray Time


Eid-L-Adha 1443 A.H

9th July, 2022

264d 12h 22m 43s


The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) is the apex Islamic authority in Nigeria. It was established in 1973 to "cater for, preserve, protect, promote and advance the interest of Islam and Muslims throughout the country" and has been responsible for the unity of Nigerian Muslims as the official body, recognised by the Nigerian Federal and State Governments, coordinating the affairs of Islam in Nigeria. The NSCIA is headquartered at the Abuja National Mosque Office Complex, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria.

The Council is established to cater for; preserve, protect, promote and advance the interests of Islam and the Muslims throughout Nigeria. To this end the Council shall:

  • Promote Islamic solidarity through fostering brotherhood and cooperation among Muslims in Nigeria and other parts of the World.
  • Promote the continued application of Shari’ah in Nigeria and the observance of Islamic morality. The Council shall, therefore, ensure that the ideals of Islam as laid down in the Glorious Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.O.H) are adhered to by all Muslims in Nigeria.
  • Serve as a channel of contact with the Government Authorities on Islamic Affairs.
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NSCIA Structure

The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs system is based on five active organs: Legislative organ, the General Assembly, Executive organ, National Executive Council and the National Secretariat.

We Established in 1973

The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) was established in 1973 at a national conference of Nigerian Muslim leaders in Kaduna under the auspices of Jama'atu Nasril Islam (JNI), the group for all the Islamic organisations in Northern Nigeria.

Mission for Education, Socials and Health

The NSCIA established a project entity called Mission for Education, Socials and Health (MESH), registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in April 2016 as part of its commitment to social needs of Muslims and poverty alleviation among Nigerians.

NSCIA News, Events and Press Releases

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Date: 27th Sha’aban, 1444 AH

20th March, 2023

The month of Ramadan (is that) in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). “So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. present at his home), he must observe fasting that month”… (Q. Al-Baqarah 2:185)

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, MNI, felicitates with the entire Muslim Ummah on the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming 1444 A.H. Ramadan fasting exercise. Council prays that may Allah spare the life of every Muslim to witness, participate fully in and benefit maximally from the noble act of worship (ibaadah).

Consequent upon the advice of the National Moon-Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1444 A.H. immediately after sunset on Wednesday, 29th Sha’aban, 1444 A.H. which is equivalent to 22nd March, 2022.

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Date: 15th Sha’aban, 1444 AH

8th March, 2023

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), the apex body superintending over the affairs of Islam and Muslims in Nigeria, under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa-ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, is constrained to, yet again, make a statement on developments from the recently concluded presidential and national assembly elections of 25 February 2023.

While the Council commends the leadership and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for their display of professionalism in the conduct of the elections, despite the daunting challenges experienced, it notes the innovations introduced by the Commission, especially the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation Systems (BVAS). This has not only improved the electoral process but also added to the credibility of the results. Not surprisingly therefore, there has been an outpour of commendations and plaudits for INEC from numerous governmental, non-governmental organisations and international observer missions on the conduct of the election.

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Date: 9th Sha’aban, 1444 AH

2nd March, 2023

His Excellency,

Sen. Ahmed Bola Tinubu,


Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Your Excellency, Assalaam ‘Alaykum,


Say: “O Allah! Owner of Sovereignty! Thou givest sovereignty to whom Thou wilt, and Thou withdrawest sovereignty from whom Thou wilt. Thou exaltest whom Thou wilt, and Thou abasest whom Thou wilt. In Thy Hand is the good. Lo, Thou art Able to do all things.
Thou causest the night to pass into the day, and Thou causest the day to pass into the night. And Thou bringest forth the living from the dead, and Thou bringest forth the dead from the living. And Thou givest sustenance to whom Thou choosest, without stint (Aal-i-Imraan, Q 3: 26-28)
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Date: 25th Rajab, 1444 AH

16th February, 2023

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) is the apex body overseeing the affairs of about 150 million Muslims who constitute majority of Nigerian citizens. It was founded in 1973 to “cater for, preserve, protect, promote and advance the interest of Islam and Muslims throughout the country.” Ably led by its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, the Council for about 50 years has been contributing to religious harmony, stabilising the country and collaborating with other stakeholders within Government and non-governmental circles to achieve peace, stability and national development. While remaining avowed to its mandate of protecting the interest of Islam and Muslims in a multi-religious Nigeria, the Council has also been championing the cause of good governance, convinced that it is only in the atmosphere of good governance that the whole country can enjoy peace, progress and development. It is in this regard that the NSCIA wishes to discharge its responsibility to both the country and its citizens by engaging with the process of leadership recruitment and sharing its views and concerns with its members on the coming general elections. Let us first set the context.

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Those who spend (in the cause of Allah) privately or publicly, by night and day, have their reward with their Lord. And (on the Day of Resurrection) they shall neither fear nor grieve. (Al-Baqarah 2:274).


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President General (The Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar)

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His Eminence, The Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar CFR mni

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Deputy President General I

HRH,Alhaji Abubakar Umar Ibn Garbai EL-Kanemi, CFR. Shehu of Borno

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Prof. Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede

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