The newly inaugurated Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has assured Nigerians he would be honest and transparent in reporting the activities of government, in line with President Bola Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda.

Minister of Information, and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris

Mohammed Idris, made this vow on his first familiarization visit to the the ministry on Monday, 21st August 2023 at the Press Center Radio House Area 10 Garki, Abuja, after his inauguration at the Presidential Villa.

He said it was a brand new era for the ministry as he was poised to reposition the Ministry like never before and asked journalist to desist from spreading fake news.

Minister of information, with the Minister of Arts Culture and Creative Economy as well as the Minster of Tourism at the Press Center

Also in attendance were his counterparts, the Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, and Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John.

The Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, said the three ministries which were formerly together are like 3 Siamese siblings and will work together for the progress of the country.

She said that her ministry will focus on revenue generation and exporting Nigeria to the world by collaborating with the creative industry to change the negative perception people have of the country.

Hannatu Musawa, the Minister of culture Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative economy,

The Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John, disclosed that her ministry is set to engage investors, including the grassroots, and other stakeholders to sell the image of Nigeria to the world, with an emphasis on revenue generation.

The Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John

She said the ministry is poised to make tourism the number one revenue generator in Nigeria to reduce Nigeria’s dependence on oil.

In her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary of the former Ministry of Information and Culture, Dr.Ngozi Onwudiwe, assured the three minsters of the cooperation of the staff of their respective ministries to help them deliver on their mandate.

The ministries were together before they were split into three by the President Bola Tinubu administration.

Story: Ihuoma Ukeje