The Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has directed Muslims ummah in the country to look out for the crescent month of Shawwal 1443 After Hijira on Saturday 30th of April 2022.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs Sultanate Council, and Wazirin Sokoto, Professor Sambo Wali Junaidu,.

Professor Junaid says if the moon is sighted the information should be forwarded to the nearest district or village head for onward communication to the Sultan.

He also provided the following mobile lines numbers to be used to report the Sighting of the new moon.


The Ramadan fast started on the 2nd of April and is to last for 29 or 30 days depending on when the moon is sighted and Saturday 30th of April is the 29th day of the fast.

The Federal Government had declared Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd of May as public holidays to commemorate the end of the fast and Celebration of the Eid El Kabir and also May Day which is the International Workers Day.