Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Rauf Olaniyan; the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh Abdulganiy Abubakar Agbotomokekere, were among prominent personalities who observed the Eld-el-Fitri prayer in Agodi, Ibadan, yesterday.

The Eid-el-Fitri prayer, which was held at the Ibadan Eid praying ground, Agodi, was observed despite a directive by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III that the Sallah prayer is held today as the crescent of the new month was not sighted on Tuesday.

From left: Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Ajigbotomokekere and others during the Eid-el-Fitri prayers at Agodi praying-ground in Ibadan… on Wednesday PHOTO: Najeem Raheem

Agbotomokekere had earlier announced on Tuesday morning that Ramadan had ended and that he was going to lead the Eid prayer on Wednesday morning.

Our corresondent gathered that the Chief Imam and other Muslims started their fasting a day earlier than the day announced by the Sultan.

Spokesman of the Chief Imam, Ustadh Idris Agbotomokekere, said the decision of the Chief Imam of Ibadanland to observe Eid-el-Fitri was consequent upon his position as the leader of the League of Imams and Alfas in Ibadanland.


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