The promoter of the IAAF silver label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race and Chief Executive Officer of Pamodzi Sports Marketing, Mike Itemuagbor has lost his father-in-law, Dr Michael Okhionkpamwonyi Richard.
Dr Richard who at various times was a member of board of governors as well as the academic board of Auchi Polytechnic in Auchi, Edo State died on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at the age of 78.
Pastor (Mrs) Susan Itemuagbor, the first child of the departed announced the passing of her dad in a statement made available to newsmen.
“With deep sense of loss and total submission to the will of God, we announce the passing on to glory of our father, Dr Michael Okhionkpamwonyi Richard (FRICS, FNIVS, RSV), Principal partner Mike Richard and Assicates,” the statement reads.
“Dr M.O Richard was at numerous times Head of Department of Estate Management and Head of School of Environmental Studies, Auchi Polytechnic before retiring to private practice.
“May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.”
Born on September 29, 1940, Dr Richard was survived by his wife, chldren and grand-children.’
Dr Richard’s funeral rites will begin on Friday June 28, 2019 with Service of Songs and Tributes at his residence, No 4, Ire street, Off Wire Road, Benin City.
It will be followed by a Lying-In-State also at his residence between 7 and 9am on Saturday 29th June.
Funeral service will start at 10.00am the same day at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Upper Room Parish, NO 3, Redeemed Christian Church of God Way, off Adesuwa Road, GRA, Benin City.
Interment will follow immediately after church service at his residence, No 4, Ire Street, Off Wire Road, Benin City and only family members will be allowed at the venue.
Reception of guests will then begin at 1.00pm at the Military base on Airport Road by Ihama junction.
A Thanksgiving Service will hold from 10.00am on Sunday June 30th at The Redeemed Christian Church of God at No 3, Redeemed Christian Church of God way, off Adesuwa Road, GRA, Benin City.