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Ramadan Fast Begins April 13 As Sultan Of Sokoto Confirms The Sighting Of The Moon



The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar has confirmed the sighting of the moon.
The indicates that the Holy month of Ramadan has started and this also means that the Ramadan fast has commenced. The fast

commenced on Tuesday, April 13.

In a recent submission during a live broadcast, he took the opportunity to urge Muslims to ensure strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols during the Ramadan period.

In his submission, he said;

“Reliable reports of moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organisations across the country, which they duly verified and authenticated before sending to us. Consequently, tomorrow, Tuesday, the 13th day of April 2021, becomes the first day of Ramadan.”

Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto shared his thoughts about how the insecurity situation in Nigeria started in an earlier submission made about two weeks ago.

According to him, the regimes of Generals Aguiyi Ironsi, Yakubu Gowon, and Olusegun Obasanjo laid the foundation for insecurity in Nigeria.

He made this known when he spoke at a meeting with the Steering Committee of the Senate Constitution Review Committee.

In his submission, he said;

“All the respective levels of governments needed them to maintain peace and security as traditional rulers were always at hand to douse conflict that the police, the military, and the government officials could not contain.

Currently, traditional rulers do not have the constitutional or other legal backings to perform effectively as they’re not even mentioned in the 1999 constitution. This is a great departure from all earlier constitutions that recognized them, and even gave them some functions to perform.

Indeed, all the Nigerian earlier constitutions gave the chairmen of the State Councils of Chiefs seats in the National Council of State alongside former Presidents and Chief Justices.

The constitutional provision should provide for states to enact state laws that cater for specific peculiar matters relating to traditional rulers in the respective states. In addition, the chairmen of the State Councils of Chiefs should be recognised by the constitution as members of the Council of State as it has been in all the Nigerian constitutions, except the 1999 one.”