Sultan of Sokoto and President-General Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has declared Sunday June 25 equivalent of Shawwal 1 as Sallah Day.

 Alhaji Abubakar said the new moon was sighted in parts of the country including Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

He therefore asked Muslims all over Nigeria to cease to fast as it is not permitted to fast on Sallah day.

The Sultan congratulated the Muslims for successful completion of the monthlong fasting period and urged them to keep alive the lessons if Ramadan even after fasting is over.