Sultan declares Thursday Dhul Hijjah 1, Saturday Eidul Adha and July 9 Eid al-Adha
Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III has declared Thursday 30 June as Dhul Hijjah 1, 1443AH.
With the declaration, it means Saturday 9 July is Eidul Adha or sallah day, just after Friday 8 July, which is Arafat Day.
The National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) said in a statement;
“Eidul Adha will be on Saturday, 10th Dhul Hijjah 1443H (9th July 2022) In Sha Allah.
“His Eminence, the Sultan hereby calls upon the Muslim Ummah to intensify efforts in acts of worship during the first 10 days of the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah.
“And also pray for peace, stability and progress of the country.”