The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced that the Ramadan fast would continue on Saturday.
The National Moonsighting Committee of the NSCIA said no moon was sighted in the country on Friday.
It said the Ramadan fast would reach 30 this year as against preparations earlier made by Muslim faithful to celebrate Eid-el-Fitri tomorrow (Saturday).
Platinumpost reports that the Muslim holiday of Eid-el-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Also, Eid will begin on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, authorities in the kingdom said on Friday.
“Saturday will be the last day of the sacred holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr will take place on Sunday,” the royal court and the supreme court said, quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency.
Religious authorities in Jerusalem, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Qatar and Lebanon also said that Eid would begin on Sunday.
The timing of Eid is determined by the position of the moon, in accordance with the Muslim lunar calendar.
The holiday is normally celebrated by families gathering together