- Preparations are in top gear for the Sallah celebrations
- The federal government has already declared Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 as public holidays
- The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has played its own part to ensure the commencement of the celebration
A NSCIA has released the names and telephone numbers of members of its moon sighting committee across Nigeria.
In a statement sent to journalists, the council directed that members of that committee are to be contacted if the new moon of “Shawwal” is sighted, according to Islamic tradition.
As always, sighting of the moon will mark the end of the Ramadan fast, and commencement of the Eid El Fitr Sallah celebration.
The federal government has already declared Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 as public holidays to mark the celebration.
The NSCIA leader and Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, had earlier asked Nigerians to look out for the new moon on Saturday, June 17.
The statement however said if the new moon is not sighted anywhere, Nigerians are expected to fast a complete 30 days and Sallah would be celebrated on Monday, June 26.
Below is the full list of the committee members and their contact details:
3. Sheikh Karibullah Kabara 08035537382
4. Mallam Simwal Usman Jibrin 08033140010 firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Sheikh Salihu Yaaqub 07032558231 Salihumy11@yahoo.com
6. Mallam Jafar Abubakar 08020878075 email@example.com
7. Alhaji Abdullahi Umar 08037020607 firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Professor J.M. Kaura 08067050641 Jmkaura56@yahoo.com
9. Dr Bashir Aliyu Umar 08036509363 Baumar277@gmail.com
10. Sheikh Habeebullah Adam Al-Ilory 08023126335 email@example.com
11. Sheikh Jamiu Kewulere 08033881335 firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Muhammad Rabiu Salahudeen 08035740333 email@example.com
13. Sheikh Abdur-Razzaq Ishola 08023864448
14. Sheikh Abdur Rasheed Mayaleke 08035050804 firstname.lastname@example.org
15. Dr Ganiy I. Agbaje 08028327463 email@example.com
16. Gafar M. Kuforiji 08033545208 firstname.lastname@example.org
17. Professor Usman El-Nafaty 08062870892 email@example.com
18. Mallam Ibrahim Zubairu Salisu 08038522693 firstname.lastname@example.org
19. Dr Usman Hayatu Dukku 0805 704 1968 email@example.com
20. Imam Manu Muhammad 08036999841 firstname.lastname@example.org
21. Chief Imam of Yola Central Mosque 08035914285
22. Professor Z. I. Oboh Oseni 08033574431 email@example.com
23. Nurudeen Asunogie D. 08033533012 firstname.lastname@example.org
24. Sheikh Bala Lau 08037008805 email@example.com
25. Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir 08065687545
26. Muhammad Nasir AbdulMuhyi 08065687545 firstname.lastname@example.org
27. Sheikh AbdurRahman Ahmad 08023141752 email@example.com
28. Muhammad Yaseen Qamarud-Deen 07032558231 firstname.lastname@example.org
29. Sheikh Lukman Abdallah 08037861132
30. Sheikh Sulaiman Gumi 08033139153 email@example.com
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