The Executive Secretary, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, has described the appointment of Mr. Sam Achibi Dede, as the Director-General, Rivers State Carnival & Tourism Development Agency (RSCTDA), by the Executive Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, as well-deserved.
Ayakoroma, who stated this in a congratulatory letter, praised the new D-G, saying that the appointment has been applauded by Nigerians, especially those in the entertainment industry, adding that Mr. Sam Dede (SD) has a track record, and the appointment reflects the yearning of Nigerian youths for very credible persons to be appointed into public office.
The NICO boss further said that there is no doubt that Dede will perform creditably well saying: “We have implicit confidence in your ability considering your track record. Consequently, you will bring your wealth of experience to bear in enhancing the status of CARNIRIV and boost the tourism potentials of Rivers State, which is endowed with very rich culture.”
Dede, a very popular Nollywood actor who has many films to his credit, read Theatre Arts at the Universities of Benin and Port Harcourt, and had been teaching Acting and Directing in the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Port Harcourt, where he is also doing his doctoral work.