Ex-Minister of Commerce Dies

Jubril Martins-Kuye

A former Nigerian Minister and Senator, Jubril Martins-Kuye has died on Sunday morning at his Ago-Iwoye residence in Ogun State.

The death of the octogenarian grassroots politician who became a Senator during the third republic was made known by the Senator representing Ogun East, Lekan Mustapha

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.”

Jubril Martins-Kuye was appointed the Nigerian Minister of Commerce and Industry on April 6, 2010.

On August 16, 2020, he clocked 80 and was celebrated by many, including President Muhammadu Buhari.