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 positive sighting of the crescent of Ramadan, 1439AH on the 29th of Sha’aban, 1439AH, equivalent to 16th May, 2018. Therefore, Wednesday, 16th May, 2018 is the last day of Sha’aban, 1439AH.

In line with the above, His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, has approved Thursday, 17th May, 2018 as the 1st day of Ramadan, 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