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Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III has called on Muslims to commence fasting tomorrow following the sighting of the new crescent of Ramadan in various places across the country.
In a nationwide address at his palace, the Sultan said committees on moon sighting at the states and national levels had received reports on sighting of the new moon which were verified and authenticated.
Some of the places where the moon was sighted include Sokoto, Zamfara, Gombe, Bauchi, Port-Harcourt, Jigawa, and Minna among others.
“Consequently, tomorrow becomes the first day of Ramadan and I urge Muslims in the country to commence fasting according to the teaching of Islam,” he said.
He added: “I implore us to devote ourselves to Ibadats in this Holy Month and to pray fervently for our leaders to continue steering the affairs of this country successfully as well as the sustenance of peace, stability and development of this nation.”
“I also urged them to rededicate themselves to the teaching of Islam and continue to live in peace with one another irrespective of religious differences,” he stated.