ABOUT THE MINISTRY:
The Rivers State Ministry of Culture and Tourism is a government ministry of Rivers State, Nigeria entrusted with the formulation and implementation of policies to promote culture and tourism with a view to stimulating economic growth in the state. The ministry's mandate is to "Put in place programmes and events that attract international, national and local tourists."
To draw immediate attention to tourism development in Rivers State.
To provide leisure and recreational faculties in the local government areas of the state.
To reawaken interest and active participation of all stakeholders in the development of Rivers State culture towards economic well being of the people.
To identify the cultural diversity and heritage of the state for proper management and utilization.
To regulate, categorize, standardize and control hotels, restaurants, fast foods, travel agencies, four operators and other tourism related enterprises.
To provide enabling environment for the development of traditional small scale/cottage enterprises for domestic and export promotion.