VICTOR A AKUJURU PhD, MSc, BSc FNIVS, MRICS, RWA, RSV. KSC.

Prefessor of Environmental Valuation and Land Managent

 Director, Research and Development Directorate.

 

 

Professor Victor A. Akujuru is a Professor of Environmental Valuation and Land Management in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences with specialization in the Valuation of Land and the Environment, and Land Management and a Consultant Estate Surveyor and Valuer with vast professional experiences covering both the public and private sectors of the economy. He has worked as a Land Officer, rising to then rank of Principal Lands Officer, and Deeds Registrar with the Rivers State Ministry of Lands and Survey in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He also worked as a Project Manager in the defunct All States Bank Group, where he was attached to the CT&P Construction Company in Lagos and Port Harcourt, and consulted for International Oil and Gas Companies operating in Nigeria, and many private individuals and firms all over Nigeria.

Professor Victor A. Akujuru is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and a Right of Way Agent of the International Right of Way Association and a Certified Right of Way Instructor. He is a Past President of the African Real Estate Society, a past Chairman of the Rivers/Bayelsa branch of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers and a past Chairman of the Education Committee and Board of Examiners of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers of Nigeria. He had his primary education at St. John’s Primary School, Ihuowo and his secondary education from Western Ahoada County High School, Ahoada, in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State, where he passed with a Division One Certificate. He studied for the University of London General Certificate of Education (Advanced Levels), with the Southampton Technical College, Southampton, England and the Intermediate Examinations of the Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers (ISVA) with the Southampton College of Higher Education, East Park Terrace, Southampton, England.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bristol Polytechnic, Bristol, England, in Valuation and Estate Management, a Master’s degree  (with Distinction), from the University of Reading, Reading, England in Urban Land Appraisal and a Doctorate Degree in the Built Environment, from the University of Salford, Salford in England.

He is the Diocesan Estate Manager of the Diocese of Ahoada, Anglican Communion and a Knight of St. Christopher in the Anglican Communion. He has taught Estate Management and Valuation and published widely, and had previously served as Acting Head of Department, Department of Estate Management for 13 years and Sub-Dean for 4 years and Acting Dean for 2 terms, in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of the Rivers State University ( formerly Rivers State University of Science and Technology).He is widely travelled and enjoys reading, writing and travelling.

His research interests covers the economic development of the Niger Delta, the impacts of oil and gas development in the region, and Land administration issues. He is the current Director of Research and Development/ Centre of Excellence.