Dr. Michael Okhionpamwonri Richard Ph. D, FRICS, FNIVS, SCV, RSV was born on the 29th September 1940 in Benin City, edo State Nigeria to Pa Richard Akponkpolor and Mrs Isehienrien Akponkpolor.
He was raised in Benin City and attended Emogbai Primary School in Benin, Immaculate Conception College (ICC) 1955 – 1959, University of Nigeria Nsukka 1964 – 1966, University of Arts, Science and Technology Kumasi Ghana !967, Brixton School of Building (Now Southbank University) London 1967 – 1969, University of Bimingham, England 1977 – 1979, Coombes Lodge, England 1981 – 1982 and Pacific Western University, Califonia, USA 1982 – 1986.
Dr. Richard obtained a PHD in Estate management in 1986 from Pacific Western University USA, Prior to having a PHD, He had a certificate in management in 1981, He became a proffessional Associates of the Nigeria Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors of Great Britain in 1969 – 1971 respectively, furthermore, he became a fellow of the International Institution of Valuers, Sweden in 1981 and fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Estate Surveyors and Values in 1982.
He left University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1996 as a result of Biafra war and was then given a Scholarship from Federal Republic of Nigeria to further his studies in the United Kingdom in 1996. Hence at a young age of 25 years old he left the shore of this Country to the UK.
After completing his Education in the UK, He came back to Nigeria. where he had the following working and proffessional experience:
MINISTRY OF LANDS AND SURVEY, BENIN CITY 1969 – 1973
AUCHI POLYTECHNIC: Responsibilities, Duties and Experience 1975-1990
Member of the Education Committee of the Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors & Valuers 1980 – 1984
Chirman Examination Sub Committee of the Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors & Valuers 1980 – 1984
External Examiner, Department of Estate Management 1981 – 1984
Chairman, NBTE Accreditation Panel, Yaba College of Science and Technology, Department of Estate Management 1985
SELECTED PUBLICATION BY DR. MICHAEL RICHARD:
-Public Sector Housing in Nigeria
-Structure and Organization of the Housing Industry in Nigeria
-Choosing Estate Surveying and Valuation Practicw as Profession
-Compulsory Acquisition and Payment of Compensation- Principles, Practice and Problem
He was the Principal Partner and Managing Director of Mike Richards & Associates, which he established in 1993
He passed on to glory on May 29, 2019 at the age of 78.
Below are the photos from the Funeral Service held on the 29th, June 2019 in Benin:
Other Pictures in Slides below:
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