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Diya Mourns Ex-minister, Jubril Martins-Kuye

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The chairmanship aspirant in Odogbolu Local Government in the forthcoming election, Dr. Tunde Diya has expressed deep sadness on the passing of the Former Minister of Commerce, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye.

Jubril Martins-Kuye was a Nigerian politician. After studying in Nigeria and the United States he qualified as an accountant before entering politics. Martins-Kuye was originally a member of the Social Democratic Party and served as a senator.
He reportedly died in the early hours of today at an undisclosed Hospital, after a protracted illness. He was aged 78.

During his lifetime, he served as a senator during 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.

In the same year, he was appointed by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration as the minister of state for finance where served till 2003.
Senator Jubril Martin's Kuye was a friend of General Diya ( rtd ) GCON, MNI

Babatunde Diya described him as “thorough-bred technocrat” whose contributions to the civil service would be indelible, adding that he felt a “personal loss’’ with the demise of the great son of Ijebuland.

“On behalf of the people of Odogbolu, I mourn the passing of a gentleman and thoroughbred professional politician, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye..

“The news of his death came to me as a shock and I send my heartfelt condolences to the family, the people of Odogbolu, on the passing of the renowned politician and top-notch in Nigeria.

Although, Until his death he was an active member of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun and a leader,  He will be sorely missed by those whose lives he touched in many ways,” he said.

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