Personal Background

Architect Austin Alfred Asema Achado was born into the family of late Thomas Achado Bebe in Kyonov, Ngyohov District of Gwer Local Government Area, Benue State. His birthplace was Udei, presently in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

Educational Journey

He received his elementary education at St. Francis Primary School, Aliade, and pursued his secondary education at Mt. St. Gabriel’s Secondary School, Makurdi, Benue State. His post-secondary education took place at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained IJMB Certificate, BSc. Architecture, and MSc. Architecture.

Professional Experience

With over 30 years of experience, Arc. Achado served in the Benue State Public Service for eight years, from 1988 to 1996. He voluntarily retired as Principal Architect from the Benue State Local Government Service in 1996. Post-retirement, he founded Archtik Consultants in 1996, offering consultancy services in Architecture, Engineering, Building, Quantity Surveying, Arbitration, and Environmental Consultancy.

Affiliations and Achievements

Arc. Achado is a FELLOW of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) and a corporate member of Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON). He served as the Chapter Chairman of the NIA Benue State Chapter and as National Ex-Officio Member of the NIA. He is also a founding member of the Association of Consulting Architects Nigeria (ACANigeria) and a Chartered Member of the Society of Construction Industry Arbitrators.

Personal Life

Married for 25 years to Mrs. Shidoo Yvonne Achado, who passed away on July 13, 2013, Arc. Achado remarried in 2018 to Princess Freda Nguamo Achado. Both marriages are blessed with children. Apart from his architectural practice, Arc. Achado is involved in various business ventures and is the founder of Angus College Makurdi and Benysta College Makurdi.

Community and Organizational Service

Arc. Achado has a distinguished record of service, having served in various capacities such as Former National President of the National Union of Benue State Students, Former Chairman of the NIA Benue State Chapter, Past President of BECCIMA, and is currently the Patron of Benue Entrepreneurs Network. He serves as the Assistant Governor at Rotary International and holds the title of a Knight in the Order of St. John International.

Landmark Professional Consultancy Projects

Some notable projects in Arc. Achado’s architectural portfolio include the Senate Building of the University of Maiduguri, Senate Building for Kaduna State University, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, and the design of the entire National Open University of Nigeria main campus.

Service to Nation/Humanity

Arc. Achado has an unmatched record of community service in Benue State, contributing to projects like the construction of township roads in Aliade, installation of transformers, rural electrification, and construction of a 2,000 capacity Catholic Church building in Aliade. He instituted a scholarship scheme for indigent students at Benue State University and established a Micro-Credit Scheme in Benysta Microfinance Bank to empower young entrepreneurs.

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