Former Finance Minister, Jubril Martins-Kuye dies at 80 - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Former Finance Minister, Jubril Martins-Kuye dies at 80

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A renowned Politician and former Nigerian minister of finance (State) and former Minister of Commerce and Industry Jubril Martins-Kuye is dead.

He was said to have died on Sunday morning.

While confirming the story from Senator, Lekan Mustapha, Ogun east senator , He said “The death of JMK is a big blow to us, he was not just a Mentor, he was a parthfinder”

He was born on 16 August 1942. in Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. 

He was appointed Nigerian minister of Commerce and Industry on 6 April 2010, when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his new cabinet.

He also served as Minister of State for Finance, under the Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration.

Although the cause of his death is not yet ascertained, but a source confirmed that the remains of the ex-governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party and third Republic senator would be laid to rest later today, Sunday at 4pm in his home in Ago-Iwoye.