Remembering Sunday Uhuarabona Egharevba (1945 -2005)
SHORTLY few days into 1945, a son was born into a nuclear family of five sisters and two brothers in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
He was christened Sunday Uhuarabona Egharevba.
His early childhood, including adolescent stage, was devoid of any challenge, as several members of society loved him dearly and craved to share his brilliant ideas.
Egharevba had good and qualitative primary education. He attended Eghosa Grammar School, Benin City for his secondary education before proceeding for further studies to become an auditor, rising to rose to the post of Director of Audit, Edo State House of Assembly.
A very reserved personality, Egharevba was a staunch member of St Peter’s Anglican Church, Benin City and a regular member of Foundation Club in the Edo State.
He spent over 30 years serving the state civil service as auditor.
A man of high integrity, he detested bribery or accumulation of wealth through dubious means, preferring upholding his good name to being rich.
Indeed, the late auditor, popularly called Alan Parker by his peers, was an upright man till he passed on peacefully at the age of 59.
Until his death, he was a lover of peace and preached peace in all communities.
Egharevba is survived by Mrs. Ekinadoese Agorom, Mr. Festus Egharevba and Miss Hilda Osa Egharevba, and sisters and brothers who continue to miss his fatherly advice even a decade after his exit.
Hilda said they are celebrating his accomplishments and the legacies he bequeathed to those he had contact with while alive.