Ex-Minister, Martins-Kuye, Is Dead

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Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, a Minister for Finance and Minister Commerce and Industry, is .

his children, Bolaji, confirmed this PUNCH on Sunday.

He said, “ can confirm you that he passed on about 10:05 this morning. It a painful loss us, but, we give glory God for impactful life that he lived while he alive because he touched lives many people.

“He died in his residence at Victoria Garden City, Lagos.

“We are about convey his remains his home town where he would be hopefully interred by 4 pm, according Islamic rites.”

The Ago-Iwoye born politician as Minister of Commerce and Industry on April 6, 2010, when Acting announced his cabinet.

The late Martins-Kuye was born on August 1942 in Ago Iwoye, Ijebu of Ogun . He studied sociology at the of Ibadan (1965-1968) and then Economics at the Harvard Business School, graduating in 1983. He gained qualifications as a Chartered Accountant.

Martins-Kuye was a senator in the Nigerian Third Republic.

Martins-Kuye became a member of the Congress Party towards the end of the Sani Abacha regime. He was a candidate on the Peoples Democratic Party platform for governor of Ogun in 1999.

He was Minister of State for Finance in June 1999 during the first term of President Olusegun Obasanjo, serving until June 2003. In July 2002, as Minister of Finance, he announced that ’s GDP had grown by 4 per cent annually by the World Bank’s estimate, the highest rate for ten years.