Sunday, January 17, 2021

Jubril Martins-Kuye, former minister of commerce is dead

A former Nigerian Minister and Senator, Jubril Martins-Kuye is dead.

Martins-Kuye was said to have died on Sunday morning at his Ago-Iwoye residence in Ogun State.

The octogenarian was a grassroots politician who became a Senator during the third republic.

The current Senator representing Ogun East, Lekan Mustapha confirmed the demise of Martins-Kuye.

Senator Mustapha described the death of the elder statesman as a big blow to Ogun and Nigeria, saying, “he was a mentor and a pathfinder.”

Martins-Kuye clocked 80 on August 16, 2020 and was celebrated by many, including President Muhammadu Buhari.

He was appointed the Nigerian Minister of Commerce and Industry on April 6, 2010.

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