Former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Jubril Martins-Kuye, dies at 78


A former Minister of State for Finance and Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, has died. He was 78 years old.

Late Kuye died in his home at Victoria Garden City, Lagos this morning January 17.

Born on August 1942 in Ago Iwoye, Ijebu constituency of Ogun State 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.

He was a senator in the Nigerian Third Republic. In 1999, he was appointed Minister of State for Finance during the first term of President Olusegun Obasanjo, serving until June 2003. In April 2010, he was appointed the Minister of Commerce and Industry by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

May his soul rest in peace, Amen.