Muslims Celebrate Eid-El-Fitr Across Nigeria

Channels Television  
Updated June 4, 2019
Eid Prayer Ground in Borno State

 

Nigerian Muslims have joined their counterparts across the world to celebrate Eid-El-Fitr.

Also known as Festival of the Breaking of the Fast, or the Feast of Fast-Breaking, Eid-El-Fitr marks the end of the month-long Ramadan fast.

The head of the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar had earlier on Monday formally declared the end of the Ramadan fast in Nigeria.

Abubakar said the new moon marking the end of Ramadan was seen in states like Borno, Yobe, and Katsina. The new moon marks the end of the 29 days of Ramadan fast for Nigerian Muslims.

To allow Muslims to mark the day, the Federal Government had declared Tuesday and Wednesday as public holidays.

The Muslim faithful thronged praying grounds across the country on Tuesday to thank God for the successful completion of the fast.

See photos below…

Eid Prayer Ground in Bauchi State

 

Eid Prayer Ground in Taraba State
Eid Prayers at Ramat Square, Maiduguri, Borno State

 

Adamawa State Governor Umaru Fintrin and the Lamido of Adamawa observing prayers at the Yola Eid ground.

 

Eid Prayer Ground in Edo State

 

Eid Prayer Ground in Taraba State

 

Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle; his deputy, Mahadi Ali Gusau and other Muslims performing their Eid-el-Fitr prayers at Eid mosque in Gusau, Zamfara State capital.

Eid celebration in Minna, Niger State capital.