Who We Are

It is our responsibility to promote Culture and Tourism as a foreign exchange earner, income distributor, major employer of labour, a catalyst for rural development/poverty reduction and fostering peace.

Cultural Resources

Nigeria’s is rich and bless with natural resources. They are classified into two categories; namely: Natural Features and Cultural/Historic Attractions, and are found in all the 36 states of Nigeria, including FCT, Abuja.

The Way We Live

The Ministry have gone into research studying the way we live as a nation. Despite our cultural differences and heritage, some of these cultural practices have been fading out, as a conformity with urban values.

Places to Visit

Nigeria is at the western coastal region of the African. The country is rich in natural beauty like, long blue beaches, rivers and lakes, forests, breathtaking views of the waterfalls and soothing environment.


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 June, 1999. 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).

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.

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