Federal Ministry of Information and Culture
Block A, OHCSF
Federal Secretariat Complex,
Shehu SHagari Way, CBD,
Area 10, Garki, Abuja
Alh. Lai Mohammed
Honourable Minister of Information and Culture
Born on 6th December, 1951 in Igbaja, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. He attended Native Authority Primary School, Igbaja, Government Secondary School, Okene in present day Kogi state. Alhaji Lai Mohammed attended the University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University between 1971 and 1976 where he graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree, 2nd Class Upper in French. He also holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Lagos in 1985 and graduated from the Nigerian Law School in 1986.Alhaji Lai Mohammed has over the years garnered a lot of experience in politics since joining the Social Democratic Party in 1990. In 1997 he joined National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and later in 1998 became the coordinator, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu Campaign Organisation.He emerged as the Interim National Publicity Secretary of the APC, and subsequently elected as the substantive National Publicity Secretary and has remained in that position till his appointment as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
To establish and maintain a robust information dissemination mechanism that promotes our tourism potentials and enhances our cultural values.
To build a dynamic and participatory public information system that fosters national unity and positive values of the Nigerian people and her culture.
MANDATE OF THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE:
Management of the image, reputation and the promotion of the culture of the people and Government of Nigeria through a dynamic public information system that facilitates access by the citizens and the global community to credible and timely information about our nation.
To serve as the Federal Public Information outfit responsible for professional policy-making,planning, gathering, processing, packaging and dissemination of essential and vital information which will enhance and facilitate democratic governance of Nigeria as a Federal Republic.To provide professional information services which will project the image and reputation of the Federal Government and her people as a responsible society.To develop, design, institutionalize appropriate and generally acceptable public information and communication policies which will promote information management and control in a democratic society.To initiate action programmes, policies, rules and regulations which will ensure the existence and maintenance of civilized and orderly information and communication systems in Nigeria consistent with acceptable cultural and conventional norms and ethics of the Nigerian people and world community.To provide broad and specific guidelines for development management and operation of print and electronic media for education, public enlightenment, entertainment and socio-economic and political development and orientation. In this respect, the Ministry maintain appropriate relationship with he Press and the Government.To conduct research, surveys and studies which will enhance better understanding of the relevance,impact and approach to public information and their implications for public policies and programmes.To provide general printing and publishing services to all ministries for effective public administration and to educational, business and international organizations for their use.To represent Nigeria at International level for conferences on information.
National Film & Video Censors Board
Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation