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Ex-Minister, Martins-Kuye Is Dead

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Former Minister of State for Finance and Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye has died at 78, Bolaji, one of his children confirmed this. He said, “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.”

Martins-Kuye was born on August 1942 in Ogun State. He studied Sociology at the University of Ibadan and later graduated in 1983 from the Harvard Business School where he studied Economics.

Through his career in politics, he was a candidate for Governor of Ogun State in 1999 on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He was later appointed Minister of State for Finance during the Olusegun Obasanjo Administration.