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, 1440AH on the 29th of Rajab, 1440AH, equivalent to April 5, 2019. Therefore, Saturday, April 6, 2019 is the last day of Rajab, 1440AH.

In line with the above, His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, has approved Sunday, April 7, 2019 as the 1st day of Sha’ban, 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