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 Sha’ban, 1439AH on the 29th of Rajab, 1439AH, equivalent to 16th April, 2018. Therefore, Tuesday, 17th April, 2018 is the last day of Rajab, 1439AH.

In line with the above, His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, has approved Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 as the 1st day of Sha’ban, 1439AH.

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

Prof. Salisu Shehu
Deputy Secretary-General