A former Nigerian Minister and Senator, Jubril Martins-Kuye is dead.
Martins-Kuye was said to have died on Sunday morning at his Ago-Iwoye residence in Ogun State.
The octogenarian was a grassroots politician who became a Senator during the third republic.
The current Senator representing Ogun East, Lekan Mustapha confirmed the demise of Martins-Kuye.
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.”
Martins-Kuye clocked 80 on August 16, 2020 and was celebrated by many, including President Muhammadu Buhari.
He was appointed the Nigerian Minister of Commerce and Industry on April 6, 2010.
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