Edem Duke was born in Lagos on the 22nd October, 1955. To the family of Late Chief Joe Duke. His father was Ekpeyong Joe Duke of the Marines and later the Nigerian Navy and Mother, Anna Asuquo Etim, (Chief Mrs. Ann Etim Way), a retired Chief Inspector of Education, Federal Ministry of Education. Both of Duke and Etim Efiom families of Akpabuyo, Cross River State.Edem had his early career with the FRCN, Cross River Radio, Radio Nigeria, SCOA Group culminating in his appointments as Press Secretary to the Governor of Cross River State in 1983. In 1979-1980,He served FRCN as Producer Outside Broadcast, Sports
The core mandate of this Ministry is 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 position Culture and Tourism as leverage for economic growth and development.
The Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism shall promote the nation’s rich cultural heritage through identification, development, marketing of the diverse cultural and tourism potentials. It shall formulate and implement policies aimed at diversifying the economy and placing it on the path of sustainable growth and development.
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation
Phase II, Federal Secretariat,
Block A, 1st Floor,
Shehu Shagari Way,