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Ex-Commerce Minister, Martins-Kuye, Is Dead

A former Nigerian Minister of State for Finance and Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, has died at 78.

He died in his residence at Victoria Garden City, Lagos State in South-West Nigeria on Sunday.

The late Martins-Kuye was born on August 1942 in Ago Iwoye, Ijebu constituency of Ogun State in South-West Nigeria.

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.

The late politician was a senator in the Third Republic.

He was appointed Minister of State for Finance in June 1999 during the first term of President Olusegun Obasanjo, serving until June 2003.

The late Martins-Kuye was also appointed as Minister of Commerce and Industry on April 6, 2010, when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his cabinet.

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