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Monday is Eid-el-Fitr

2022 fast will last 30 days due to the non-sighting of the crescent of Shawwal, the month preceding Ramadan.

The start and end of Ramadan are always determined by the visible sighting of the moon.

Thus, the month is sometimes 29 days and sometimes 30 days.

In a statement on Saturday night, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Saad Abubakar, announced that Monday, May 2, was the first day of Shawwal, the year 1443 in the Islamic calendar.

Professor Sambo Wali Junaidu, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs of the Sultanate Council of Sokoto, in collaboration with the National Moon Sighting Committee, stated that the declaration followed a report from the various Moon Sighting Committees across the country confirming the non-sighting of the crescent of Shawwal.

According to the statement, tomorrow is the 30th day of Ramadan, and Monday is the first day of Shawwal.

Reporting by Nasir Malali; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino