The Sultanate Council Sokoto has declared tomorrow,  Thursday 30 – 3 – 2017 as the first day of Rajab 1438 AH. 


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 Rajab, 1438AH on the 29th of Jumadal-Thani, 1438AH, equivalent to 28th March, 2017. 
Therefore, Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 is the last day of Jumadal-Thani, 1438AH.
In line with the above, His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, has approved Thursday, 30th March, 2017 as the first day of Rajab 1438AH.

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

Ustaz Christian Isa Okonkwo,

Director of Administration (DA),

NSCIA.

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