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 there was no positive sighting of the crescent of Safar, 1440AH on the 29th of Muharram, 1440AH, equivalent to 9th of October, 2018. Therefore, Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 is the last day of Muharam, 1440AH.

In line with the above, His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, has approved Thursday, 11th of October, 2018 as the 1st day of Safar, 1440AH.

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