The Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) hereby calls the attention of all stakeholders in the South West region to the statement issued by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) earlier today on the end of Ramadan 1439H.
By NSCIA’s directive, the 29th day of Ramadan falls on Thursday, 14th June, 2018. As such, the search for the crescent for the month of Shawwal 1439H shall be after sunset on Thursday, 14th June, 2018.
Depending on the outcome of the search for the crescent and the subsequent formal pronouncement by the Sultan of Sokoto/President-General of NSCIA, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Eidul Fitr can only fall on either Friday, 15th June, 2018 (if Ramadan is 29 days) or Saturday, 16th June, 2018 (if Ramadan is 30 days).
We, therefore, request all stakeholders to fully comply with NSCIA’s directive.
May Allah strengthen the unity of the Ummah and accept our ‘ibadaat in Ramadan.
Prof Dawud O. S. Noibi, OBE,