The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has described the death of a former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye as marking the end of an era and underscores the depletion of the rank of elder statesmen, men of faith and progressive politicians in the country.
This was contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, as the governor commiserated with the family, friends and associates of elder late statesman, who passed on Sunday at 78.
Governor said, “I have personally lost a great pillar of support, who offered useful advice to advance my political career.
“I am yet to come to terms with the passage of Senator Jubril Martin-Kuye, because this is one death that inflicts not just a deep pain, but one that will linger for long, and a loss of immeasurable proportion for me as a person, to his immediate and extended families as well as the political establishment he belonged.”
He further described the late former Minister of State for Finance as a consummate politician, a boardroom guru and entrepreneur.
“This is one death too many. It has not only depleted the rank of progressive politicians and elder statesmen, it has also succeeded in taking away a source of inspiration to many, an elder statesman who prioritises the unity and success of the nation.
“JMK was a mentor to a vast array of many promising businessmen and politicians. He was very cheerful and charitable. With his death, many dreams would have been shattered because his charitable activities give hope and live to them.
“Indeed, a colossus has taken a bow, an orchestra has been terminated and curtain drawn on an era”, he said.
The Governor urged the bereaved family and associates to take solace in the good life he lived and pray that Allah forgives JMK’s mortal sins and admit him into Aljannah Firdaus.