Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism and National Orientation
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To promote the nation’s rich tourism potentials and cultural heritage through identification, development and marketing of the diverse cultural and tourism opportunities, by implementing policies aimed at diversifying the economy and placing culture and tourism on the path of sustainable growth and development, as well as re-orienting the populace for national development.
To re-position Tourism and Culture as a key sector for economic growth and development, and to re-orient the citizenry to build an orderly society where core values of hard-work, honesty, patriotism, democratic principles and ideals are upheld.
The Federal Ministry of Tourism and Culture was carved
out of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture,
and the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Tourism in
The additional responsibility of managing the Nations
ethical re-orientation was added to its portfolio in 2004
and the Ministry was re-named the Federal Ministry of
Tourism, Culture and National Orientation (FMTC&NO).
The Ministry is structured into six departments (6), and
oversees the functions of ten (10) parastatals.
Chief Edem Duke (Honourable Minister of Tourism and Culture)
The present Administration is focused on a Transformation Agenda
to deliver the dividends of democracy to the citizenry.
The Agenda is based on a set of priorities, policies and programmes
which when faithfully implemented is capable of transforming
Nigeria’s economy to meet present and future needs of the Nigerian
people. In this regard, the Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture and
National Orientation working in close partnership with its parastatals
has undertaken a number of programmes and activities geared
towards the promotion of Nigeria’s rich Tourism potentials and
Cultural Heritage through identification, development and marketing
of the diverse cultural and tourism opportunities, by implementing
policies aimed at diversifying the economy and placing cultural
tourism on the path of sustainable growth and development as
well as re-orientating the populace for national development.
The Ministry’s bold initiative is borne out of the strong need to bridge
the gap between beautiful expressions of the value of our tourism
potentials on the one hand and a pragmatic policy and legislative
platforms to deepen the sector on the other hand. Indeed, it is
unfortunate that while this Ministry has existed for so long, the
strong structural and strategic framework to transform the sector has
not taken root.