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.

Former Minister, Sen Jubril Martins-Kuye is dead

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