Chief Kanu Godwin Agabi was born on 9 July, 1946. His early education began at St. John’s Primary School, Gboko, advanced to St. Benedict’s Primary School, Ogoja; and finished at Maryknoll Secondary School, Okuku, Ogoja.
As Agabi moved on to higher educational pursuits, he attended Methodist College, Uzuakoli, the University of Lagos and Nigeria Law School. After graduating, he maintained a reputable career with many notable positions including serving as Commissioner of Finance, Cross River State; Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Federal Republic of Nigeria; and Minister for Solid Minerals Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
From there, Agabi continued to excel and seek out new ways to serve the public good. In 2002 he became the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Federal Republic of Nigeria, member ission and the following year accepted the position of Special Adviser to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Good Governance and Ethics.
Agabi served in this capacity until May, 2007. His memorable career also features other highlights, including a position as Chairman for the Board of Directors of NICON, Niger Insurance Company Limited and National Properties Limited. Between 1999 and 2000, he served his country in yet another noble capacity as the Minister of Justice.
Currently, Agabi is Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In this position he continues to support and serve his beloved country and remains a highly regarded and respected public figure.