Former minister Jibril Martins- Kuye is dead


A former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jibril Martins Kuye is dead.

The frontline politician was reported to have passed on early this morning at the age of 78.

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

The cause of his death has yet to be known at press time.

The Senator representing Ogun East,Lekan Mustapha, while confirming the death of Martins-Kuye said “The death of JMK is a big blow to us, he was not just a mentor,he was a partfinder.”

The late politician was born on August 1942 in Ago Iwoye, Ijebu constituency of Ogun State.

 He studied sociology at the University of Ibadan (1965-1968) and then Economics at the Harvard University Business School, graduating in 1983. 

He gained qualifications as a Chartered Accountant

His remains would be laid to rest later today, Sunday at 4pm in his home in Ago-Iwoye.



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