Former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Jubril Martins-Kuye, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ogun State, Kunle Somorin who confirmed his death said the former minister died on Sunday morning at his hometown, Ago-Iwoye in Ogun State.
The late politician was born on August 16, 1942.
Late Martins-Kute was a senator in the Third Republic. Upon the return of democracy in 1999, he contested for governor of Ogun State under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but lost to Olusegun Osoba. He was later appointed by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration as the Minister of State for Finance where served till 2003.
He also served as Minister of Commerce and Industry in the Goodluck Jonathan administration from 2010 to 2011.