The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms Robin Renee Sanders, has stressed the need for the preservation of Islamic manuscripts.

She pointed out that it will not only serve as an important window on the rich religious and intellectual heritage of Nigeria but also attest to the achievements of human ingenuity.

Sanders made the assertion yesterday at a 5-day workshop for Islamic Manuscript Conservators held at Usman Danfodio University Sokoto.

She noted that Nigeria has a rich Islamic manuscripts heritage that is in danger of being lost due to lack of preservation and conservation efforts.

According to her, saving Nigeria’s Islamic manuscripts heritage, is part of the United States Mission’s partnership with Nigeria to promote education by preserving this vastly significant historical treasure.

Sanders, who was represented by the U.S. Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs, Miss Atim Eneida George, said the ultimate goal of this hands-on workshop is to improve collection, classification and preservation of these invaluable and irreplaceable materials. (MORE)


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