Muslim faithfuls will commence the 30-day fasting called Ramadan tomorrow Monday 6th June, this was according to the directive given by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III. The Sultan said in a statement that
“Today, 29th Day of Shaaban, 1437 AH, equivalent to June, 5, 2016, therefore marks the end of Shaaban. Therefore, tomorrow, June 6, 2016 is equivalent to the 1st of Ramadan,1437 AH,”
He gave the directive in Sokoto on Sunday, saying that the new moon was sighted in various states in the country and that the moon sighting was verified by the National Moon Sighting Committee.