Muslims in Nigeria will continue the Ramadan fast on Tuesday because the new moon had not been sighted as at Monday night.
Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar III, the NSCIA president-general, announced on Monday night that the new moon of Shawwal had not been seen in Nigeria, and asked Muslims to observe the eid prayers on Wednesday, July 6.
Federal government has already declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays. NSCIA initially expected the moon to be sighted between Sunday and Monday, before the new development.
Many Muslim countries have already picked Wednesday for eid-el-fitr.