Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye is dead, reports The Gazelle News.com.
Jubril Martins-Kuye, a former Nigerian senatorserved twice as a federal minister. He was 78 years old.
Sources said Martins-Kuye passed on early Sunday, 17 January, 2021 in his hometown of Ago-Iwoye.
Senator Martins-Kuye was trained as a chartered accountant, practicing for several years in Lagos and oversees before moving to politics where he brought his conservative bonafides to bear.
Mr. Kuye was first elected to the Nigerian Senate in the truncated Third Republic. When democracy returned in 1999, he ran unsuccessfully for governor as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Olusegun Osoba in Ogun State. He was subsequently appointed Minister of State for Finance by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, remaining in the cabinet until 2003.
Between 2010 and 2011, former President Goodluck Jonathan tapped Mr. Martins-Kuye as his Commerce and Industry Minister while completing the remaining tenure of departed President Umar Yar-Adua.
Senator Martins-Kuye will be buried shortly after 4:00 p.m. based on Islamic rites in his sprawling country home in Ago-Iwoye.
He was survived by two wives and children.