Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar in which Muslims observe one month fasting.
He said the new moon was sighted in various places across the country that includeed Sokoto, Niger, Yobe, Port Harcourt, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and other areas.
Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramzan.
Sri Lanka Muslims begins Ramadan Fast on Friday-18 May, while majority of the Muslims world over begins their fast on Thursday - 17th May. Muslim devotees are required to abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk during Ramadan.
"Consequently, tomorrow becomes the first day of Ramadan and I urge Muslims in the country to commence fasting according to the teaching of Islam", Abubakar said.
In a message signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Adedayo Adeneye, he urged them to concecrate their spirit, soul and body, in total submission to Allah.
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He also enjoined Muslims to remember the nation in fervent prayer, noting that, "this period in our nation calls for our collective and individual prayers for the fulfilment of our aspirations and desires as a country and as citizens".
"Let's just be united so that the blessings of the Almighty will come to us especially during the fasting season in the month of Ramadan...let's not do anything Allah dislikes, let's be careful of our actions, words and way of life", Macarimbor said.
The governor wished them a peaceful and fruitful Ramadan.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims offer prayers (Salat), recite the Quran and do good deeds.
"May Allah grant the prayers of the faithful during Ramadan and reward them bountifully".