Following the much-awaited declaration of the Eid-el-Fitr sallah day celebration by Nigerians, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Monday as the first day of Shawwal.


The Sultan made the declaration after no positive sighting claims were received from members of the National moonsighting committee and other Emirates.

“The Sultanate Council Sokoto, has declared Monday 2/5/2022 as the first day of Shuwal 1443 AH,” the Secretary of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC), Mallam Yahaya Muhammad Boyi, said in a terse statement on Saturday night.’’

It therefore said Sunday, May 1 is the 30th day of the month of Ramadan 1443AH, ROYAL NEWS  reports.