News | International Arts and Calligraphy workshop opens in Minna

The opening ceremony of a one-week intensive workshop on Islamic calligraphy and visual arts held earlier today in Minna Niger state.
Guests at the opening ceremony
The workshop, themed Towards Tertiary Tuition of Islamic Arts & Calligraphy: Prospects for the Nigerian economy, draws participants from within and without Nigeria including calligraphy and Persian rug weaving experts from Iran. An exhibition of Islamic and conventional visual art works with the theme, Confluence of two visual arts would also hold alongside the workshop.  
Dr. Adam Sheikh Lemu
Organiser of the event, Dr. Adam Sheikh Lemu explained in his opening remarks that the workshop seeks to initiate the critical step needed towards mainstreaming Islamic calligraphy and other forms of Islamic Arts into the curriculum of Fine and Applied arts in tertiary education of Nigeria.
Persian carpet weaving trainer
He commended the Iranian embassy in Nigeria for supporting the workshop with resource persons such as world-renowned calligrapher Mr. Mahdi Razi and a Persian rug-making expert Mrs. Ma’asumeh Azimi as trainers for the workshop.
Mahdi Razi, world-renowned calligrapher
Guests at the opening ceremony include representatives of the Governor of Niger state, the Minister of Education who declared the workshop opened, H.E Mr. Rahimi Zarchi, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Nigeria and Prof. Maiwada of ABU Zaria who presented the keynote address.