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Tinubu To Celebrate Sallah In Lagos

President Bola Tinubu will depart Abuja, the nation’s capital, for Lagos State on Friday ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

In a statement on Friday by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu will observe Eid-el-Kabir in Lagos, where he will also spend the Sallah holidays.

It added: “The President will mark the occasion with prayers and reflection on advancing the transformation of Nigeria in line with his Renewed Hope Agenda.”

It was reported that the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, declared Sunday, 16th of June, as Eid-el-Kabir day after affirming that Friday is the first day of Dhul Hijjah.

Sultan disclosed this in a statement on Friday by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council, Sambo Junaid, in Sokoto State.

“His Eminence, the Sultan felicitates with Nigeria’s Muslim Ummah and wishes them Allah’s guidance and blessings.

“The Sultan, while urging the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace, progress and development of the country, also wishes all Muslims a Happy Eid-El-Kabir. May Allah (SWT) accept our religious deeds, amen,” the Sultanate council said in the statement.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia announced the sighting of the Dhul Hijjah crescent, signalling the beginning of the 12th Islamic month.

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court affirmed that Friday marks the beginning of the holy month.

Also, the Hajj pilgrimage for 1445 AH-2024 will commence on Friday, June 14, with the day of Arafah falling on Saturday, 15th of June.

With the development, the Muslim biggest festival, Eid Al-Adha, will be observed on Sunday, 16th of June, 2024.

The Arafat Day, which precedes the festival, will fall on 15th of June.

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