By Lamin Njie

The Supreme Islamic Council has cancelled its initial Eid day declaration.

The country’s top religious body has appointed Saturday as Eid in The Gambia instead of Sunday as the day of the festival after new information emerged.

An SIC official told The Fatu Network the council was forced to walk back its initial pronouncement after it got information Senegal sighted the moon.

“The moon was sighted in Senegal, Mali, Niger and Ivory Coast,” the official said.

“In Senegal, they saw it in Kaolack and Dakar and the Islamic body there has said Saturday is Eid. Some parts of Nuimi also saw it but that one is across the border in Senegal.”