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, wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that, there was no positive sighting of the crescent of Jumadal-Ula, 1438AH on the 29th of Rabiul-Thani, 1438AH, equivalent to 28th January, 2017, either by naked eye or astronomical calculations. Therefore, Sunday, 29th January, 2017 is the last day of Rabiul-Thani, 1438AH.

In line with the above, His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, has approved Monday, 30th January, 2017 as the 1st day of Jumadal-Ula, 1438AH.

The Council hereby enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to continue to promote peaceful coexistence and unity among all the citizens of the country.

Ustaz Christian Isa Okonkwo,
Director of Administration,