The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of its President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, wishes to inform the Nigerian Muslim Ummah that, the crescent of Sha'baan, 1438AH has been sighted in several places in Nigeria, on Thursday the 29th of Rajab, 1438AH, equivalent to 27th April, 2017. Therefore, Thursday, 27th April, 2017 is the last day of Rajab, 1438AH.

In line with the above, His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, has approved Friday, 28th April, 2017 as the first day of Sha'baan, 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 (DA),