Dambazau, who heads the interior ministry, made the declaration on Monday, June 11, in Abuja on behalf of the federal government in a statement issued by M Umar, the permanent secretary.
If the moon is seen anywhere in the country on that day, then the foundation declares that Eid will be celebrated the next day, reports BBC Bangla.
India will celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on June 16. Eid al-Fitr is a popular Islamic festival, which is celebrated across the world.
According to an official press release, the witnesses' account of moon-sighting can be shared with the zonal committees.
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In Morocco, the working holiday for Eid al-Fitr lasts for two days.
Ramzan is a holy month for the world's almost 1.5 billion Muslims, many of whom practise the ritual of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers.
A moon-sighting committee will hold a meeting tonight after Maghrib prayer at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, in order to detect the beginning of Shawwal. The crescent of Shawwal moon has been observed in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, said the International Astronomy Centre on Thursday, Khaleej Times reported.
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This year too, the committee claimed to have received 45 evidences from across the province and announced Eid on Friday after verification. They will resume work on Sunday, June 24. A huge amount of money and food were also donated in the Holy month of Ramadan to help the poor and needy.