TRIBUTE TO LATE REV LUKA D. AGBU

Luka Agbu Memorial Foundation was founded by Mathias Luka Agbu and his spouse, Favor Wazota Agbu in 2008. The Foundation is named after late Rev. Luka D. Agbu, the Father of Mathias, who died in a car accident on April 19, 1994. The late Rev. Agbu was born in 1st January, 1945, in Byepyi Village of Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Late Agbu and his beloved wife, Mrs. Saraya Fosen Luka, whom he married on April 11th, 1968, had six children. The humanitarian spirit that characterized late Agbu’s life also moved him to adopt some children that he successfully catered for.

After an early basic education, the quest for knowledge and to make an impact in his immediate community and the whole world propelled late Agbu to attend the Christian Leadership Training Centre (CLCT) Wukari from 1963-1968. He later proceeded to Veenstra Seminary Lupwe from 1969-1970. He also attended Theological College of Northern Nigeria (TCNN) Bukuru, from 1971-1974 where he obtained an Advance Certificate in Theology. Late Agbu also attended the Ibadan Institute of Church and Society (1975) and the Institute of Linguistics Studies, Jos, Plateau State (1976).

The late reverend gentleman selflessly served humanity directly in various capacities. He taught in CLTC Wukari and Smith Bible College for several years. He was a Special Adviser to the then Wukari Local Government Council. He was also chairman: Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRCN) Station; secretary: CRCN Scholarship Board. He died when he was still the secretary of the then prestigious and well-endowed CRCN Scholarship Board.

Late Rev Agbu was the author of: Ason Wa Dzwadzwa ki nu Wapan (Stories in Jukun Language), Ifyen karatu 1-3 (Learning how to read 1-3), Ifyen karatu Teachers’ Guide 1-3 (Learning how to read 1-3, Teachers’ Guide), Ifyen Fa 1-3 (Readings in Jukun Language), Abuju Baa Mbyasan di (Healthy food that builds the body) and Aji ki cin Nuhu wa Hwa ko (Lessons from Noah’s life). He also translated the New Testament section of the Holy Bible to his local Jukun language http://rxcare.net/gen...

The world view of later Agbu inspired to a large extent the establishment of the Luka Agbu Memorial Foundation by one of his sons.