Popular comedian reacts to Ramadan season
Popular skit maker and actor, Adebowale ‘Debo’ Adedayo AKA Mr Macaroni, has expressed excitement about the Ramadan season.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community.
As Muslims prepare for this year’s Ramadan, the Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, in a statement by the Director of Administration of the NSCIA, Zubairu Haruna Usman-Ugwu on Monday, March 20, directed Muslim faithful to look out for the new moon of Sha’aban 1444 A.H, which is equivalent to March 22, 2023, which signals the beginning of Ramadan.
“Consequent upon the advice of the National Moon-Sighting Committee (NMSC), the President-General enjoins the Nigerian Muslim Ummah to search for the crescent of Ramadan 1444 A.H. immediately after sunset on Wednesday, Sha’aban 29, 1444 AH, which is equivalent to March 22, 2023.
“If the crescent is sighted by Muslims of impeccable character on the said evening, then His Eminence shall declare Thursday, March 23, 2023 as the first day of Ramadan 1444 A.H. If, however, the crescent is not sighted that day, then, Friday, March 24, 2023 shall automatically become the first day of Ramadan”, the statement read in part.
With Ramadan upon Muslims faithful worldwide, Mr Macaroni in a tweet bemoaned spiteful remarks targeted at the season and generality of Islam.
Revealing he hasn’t missed it since 2010 while anticipating this year’s, the skit-maker advocated for peace, urging individuals to be more tolerant of others’ faith and religion.
He said: “I haven’t missed Ramadan since 2010. I am very much excited about the coming one. Sadly, I see some spiteful comments aimed at Ramadan season and Islam in general. We must do better and be respectful towards one another. My people, we no suppose dey fight ourselves!!”