September 1, 2017, has been declared as Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) day. This declaration was made known by Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, The Sultan of Sokoto.
This was contained in an announcement signed through Sambo Junaidu, the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sokoto Sultanate Council.
The decision was made accessible to reporters in Sokoto on Wednesday.
It stated that the announcement accompanied the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday.
“The advisory committee obtained quite a number reviews on moon sighting throughout the country confirming the sighting of the new moon of Zulhijja on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017,’’ it said.
The announcement stated that following the development, Muslims in Nigeria would observe Friday, Sept. 1, as Sallah day celebration.
It added that the Sultan felicitated with all Muslims and wished them Allah’s guidance, benefits, and protection.
The announcement additionally quoted Abubakar as urging Muslims to continue to live in peace and engage in non-stop prayers for the improvement and growth of the country and the world as a whole.