Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced that Ramadan will start in the country on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar made the announcement on Monday in a broadcast heralding the Islamic holy month.
He said the new moon was sighted in different parts of Nigeria and that report of the crescent sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organisations across the country.
“After due verification and authentication by the national moon sighting committee and state committees’ confirmation, as well as routine scrutiny, I hereby announce the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan which signifies the end of Sha’aban 1442 AH.
“Consequently, in accordance with Islamic law, Muslim Ummah is directed to commence fasting on Tuesday accordingly
So also, the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan also starts on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia and most Arab countries.