The remains of Dr. Enegberenea Morrison Tariah were laid to rest on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Port Harcourt Cemetery.
He died on February 13, 2020, at the age of 58.
In his sermon during the funeral rites conducted at the Port Harcourt Cemetery Event Centre, Rev. N. A. Dabioju, who spoke on the topic, “Opportunity For Living Dead,” said death is man’s greatest enemy but regretted that man has not known how to deal with it.
Citing 1Timothy 5:6, Matthew 8:22 and Genesis 2:7, Rev, N. A. Dabioju said separation from God constitutes death, noting that God is life.
He maintained that the first man Adam, brought death into the world when he ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, a development, he argued, led to Adam’s death.
“When Adam ate the fruit, he died spiritually. We need to weep for those who are alive but are separated from Christ, because they are spiritually dead,” Rev. Dabioju said.
The preacher, who reminded the congregation that the wages of sin is death, called on those yet to repent to give their lives to Christ.
After the sermon, Pastor Dumo Thorpe Tariah led other men of God to pray for the bereaved Morrison Tariah family.
In his vote of thanks, Engr. Diepiriye Morrison Tariah, one of the elder brothers of the Late Dr. Enegberenea Morrison Tariah, expressed deep appreciation to all those who came to sympathize with the Morrison Tariah family in their moment of grief and pray God to bless them.
“I want to thank all of you for coming despite the challenging situation of covid-19 pandemic. We’re all aware of the covid-19 that is ravaging the whole world now. This is a time to show love to one another. This is not a time for quarrel. There is no gain in fighting yourselves. We don’t gain anything by fighting each other,” Engr. Diepiriye stated.
Kalabari Times gathered that late Dr. Enegberenea Morrison Tariah was born on 4th November, 1962 in Buguma, headquarter of Asari-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Fondly called Inema at home, Dr. Enegberenea had his primary school education at St. Michael’s School, Buguma, after which he proceeded to the prestigious Kalabari National College, Buguma, and finished with Grade 1 West African School Certificate in 1979.
A scholarship award from the World Health Organisation (WHO) took him to the popular Kharkov Medical Institute in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (U.S.S.R) in 1988, where he studied medicine.
He later returned to Nigeria and joined the Nigeria Medical Association and Dental Council of Nigeria, also in 1988. He worked in many hospitals such as Wellington Medical Centre, Silver Valley Clinic, among others.