A former Minister of State for Finance and Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, is dead.
His death was confirmed by one of his children, Bolaji, and the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Kunle Somorin.
Bolaji told The Punch, “I can confirm to you that he passed on about 10: 05 this morning. It was a painful loss to us, but, we give glory to God for the impactful life that he lived while he was alive because he touched the lives of many people.
“He died in his residence at Victoria Garden City, Lagos.
“We are about to convey his remains to his home town where he would be hopefully interred by 4 pm, according to Islamic rites.”
Speaking to Premium Times, Somorin said he has been ordered to write a condolence message on behalf of the governor to the family.
“The chief of staff has told me to write a condolence message to the family,” the spokesperson said.
The politician, born on August 16, 1942, died at the age of 78.
During his lifetime, he served as a senator during the Third Republic. Upon the return of democracy in 1999, he contested for governor of Ogun State under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but lost to Olusegun Osoba.
In the same year, he was appointed by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration as the minister of state for finance where served till 2003.
Former president Goodluck Jonathan appointed him as the minister of commerce and industry between 2010 and 2011.
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