The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has been charged to create more awareness on its activities by propagating the cultural heritage and tourism potentials, so as to woo more investors into the tourism sector, for socio-economic development of the State.
Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Yusuf Adejojo gave the charge during the 2019 Budget Assessment visit to the Ministry by members of the House Committee on Information, Culture and Tourism, led by Hon Yusuf Adejojo.
The Chairman assured that the Committee would see to the establishment of the Bill for a law to provide for the licensing of hotels, bars and tourism establishment, among others.
Addressing the Committee members, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Alhaja Selimot Ottun said the ministry was a viable means of identifying, propagating, promoting and preserving the culture of the people, saying culture is a goldmine that could fetch the State a lot of money
She said the Ministry can increase its Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) before the end of the year, if the challenges being faced were addressed.
“The Ministry can increase its IGR if the challenges such as the creation of a Bill for a law to provide for licensing of hotel, bar and tourism, establishment and renovation of other tourist sites, apart from Olumo which is the only site generating income for the government, are addressed; so as to attract tourists and investors”, she noted.