The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has urged Muslims to search for the new crescent of (Shawwal) on Tuesday, May 11.

If sighted, the new crescent will mark the completion of this year’s Ramadan fast.

This is contained in a statement issued by the council’s deputy secretary-general, Salisu Shehu, on behalf of its president-general, the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar.

The NSCIA said, “If the crescent is actually sighted by informed persons Tuesday night and His Eminence is so advised by the experts, he would address the Press to declare Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 as the first day of Shawwal (‘Id day).”

“If, however, the crescent is not sighted on Tuesday night, Thursday, 13th May, 2021 automatically becomes the first of Shawwal, 1442 AH (‘Id day). A press statement to that effect would be issued on Tuesday night.”

Though Ramadan may have come to an end, the lessons in it must continue to reflect in the lives of Muslims, NSCIA said.

The council encouraged Muslims to continue praying for peaceful co-existence in Nigeria, as they keep the virtues and gains of the sacred month as a spiritual guide towards accelerated development as individuals and as a nation.

According to the NSCIA, in addition to the established and traditional Islamic leaders in each locality, members of the moon-sighting committee who can be contacted for information and clarification are as follows:

1. Sheikh Dahir Bauchi


2. Sheikh Karibullah Kabara 08035537382

3. Mal. Simwal Usman Jibrin 08033140010

4. Sheikh SalihuYaaqub 07032558231

5. Mal. Jafar Abubakar 08020878075

6. Alh. Abdullahi Umar 08037020607

7. Prof. J.M. Kaura


8. Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar 08036509363

9. Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen 08035740333

10. Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke 08035050804

11. Dr. Ganiy I. Agbaje 08028327463, 08057752980

12. Gafar M. Kuforiji


13. Prof. Usman El-Nafaty 08062870892

14. Mal. Ibrahim Zubairu Salihu 08038522693

15. Dr. Usman Hayatu Dukku

0805 7041968

16. Imam Manu Muhammad 08036999841

17. Qadee Ahamad Bobboy 08035914285

18. Prof. Z. I. Oboh Oseni 08033574431

19. Nurudeen Asunogie 08033533012

20. Sheikh Bala Lau

08037008805, 08052426880

21. Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545

22. Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752

23. Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen


24. Sheikh Lukman Abdallah 08052242252

25. Sheikh Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153

26. Alh. AbdulBariu Kareem 09096369117

27. Prof. Kamil K. Oloso 08023098661

28. Malam Usman Mahmud 08034540120

29. Malam YahayaBoyi 08030413634

30. UstazMukailAbdurraheem 08099370109

31. Prof. Sambo WaliJunaidu 08037157100


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