Jubril Martins Kuye
Jubril Martins Kuye

Ex-Finance Minister, Martins-Kuye, is dead

NEWS DIGEST – A former Minister of State for Finance and Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, has died.

One of his children, Bolaji, confirmed this to The PUNCH on Sunday.

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 at 80 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.”

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