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Only Sultan can announce moon sighting for Ramadan – NSCIA

The only authorised person to officially announce the report of sighted moon for commencement and termination of Muslim Ramadan fasting for 2009 is the leader of the Muslim Ummah, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).

This was contained in a statement signed by NSCIA Director of Administration, Ustaz  Amin O. Igwegbe.

Having inaugurated the National Moon-Sighting Committee on Tuesday, 18th August, 2009 and its maiden meeting conducted under the Chairmanship of Group Captain (Dr.) Usman Jibril (Rtd), with all the Chairmen of the states’ Moon-sighting Committees from the six geo-political zones of the country, who are fully committed and determined to address the subject matter objectively, NSCIA urged all and sundry to be weary of peddlers of unverifiable and invalidated report of the new month of 1st Ramadan 1430 AH.


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