Who we are

We are The Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation geared 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.

Thus, through cultural tourism, the Ministry will undertake practical steps towards harnessing the nation's cultural and tourism potentials with the aim of ensuring that tourism contributes a minimum of 4% of the GDP at any time in point as against the current level of 0.95% of our GDP


The Vision of the Ministry is to reposition Nigeria as the preferred tourism destination and cultural capital in Sub-Saharan Africa offering diverse world class tourism products geared to contribute at least 10% of the Gross Domestic Product through a transformation driven policy, legislative, regulatory environment that emphasizes global competitiveness.


Engaging with stakeholders to reinvent and reposition Nigerian Tourism for the emergence of an integrated, vibrant, globally competitive, skilled, professional private sector driven industry through strategic international cooperation, investment promotion and a strong, regulatory and cooperative inter-governmental environment that generates employment; alleviates poverty for sustainable national economic advantage.


At inception, the Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism was located at the Old Secretariat, Area 1, Garki, and it has 6 Departments and 10 Parastatals under it.  In July, 2000, part of the Ministry moved to the new Federal Secretariat (Bulet Building), while the rest still operates from the former office at the Old Secretariat, Area 1, Garki, since it was not possible to secure enough office rooms at the befitting office accommodation at the Bulet Building.