Mr Majid Kamrani, Cultural Consular, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Nigeria on Friday offered to train interested Nigerians on the production of materials for home decoration.
Kamrani disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the 16th International Arts and Crafts Expo in Abuja.
He said this was a way for Iranians to extend hands of cultural diplomacy to Nigerians.
According to him, this will go a long way in strengthening the cultural ties between Nigerians and Iranians as well as promoting mutual understanding between the two countries.
The cultural consular said that interested Nigerians would be trained on the process of production of iran products like persian rugs, calligraphy, flower vases and other materials used for home decoration.
“We are happy to be here again for the 16th INAC. We are here to showcase our arts and crafts that date back to centuries ago.
“INAC is a beautiful platform to exhibit this and we are ready to train Nigerians on the production of these materials for home decoration we have displayed here.
“Many people know the Persian rugs, the value of the rug appreciates the more it is used, it is like gold. We are ready to train Nigerians on how to produce it.
“We know this will positively engage the unemployed Nigerians, we will be glad to do this, the training will be outrightly free, no financial commitment.
“Most of the home decorative materials we have showcased are made of wood, ceramics, iron, animal bones and more.
Kamrani reiterated that arts and crafts production could be the basis for economic growth, urging nations to engage other nations in empowering individuals with skills.