Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs says Ramadan starts tomorrow, Tuesday , April 13 in the country.
The NSCIA President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, announced this on Monday in a broadcast.
He urged Muslims to ensure strict adherence to the COVID protocol during the Ramadan period.
“Reliable reports of moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organisations across the country, which they duly verified and authenticated before sending to us,” he said.
“Consequently, tomorrow, Tuesday, the 13th day of April, 2021, becomes the first day of Ramadan.”
This comes after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan also starts on Tuesday in the Kingdom.
Other Arab countries that have also announced the start of Ramadan on Tuesday include Lebanon, atar, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Egypt.
During the period of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to sunset.