The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Sunday, mourned a former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Jubril Martins-Kuye, who died earlier in the day.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said the deceased would be missed for his insight on issues of development.
In the statement titled, “President Buhari condoles with the family of former minister, Sen. Jubril Martins-Kuye,” Buhari recognized Martins-Kuye’s contributions towards tailoring budgets that reflect needs of the people, with his emphasis on full implementation.
The statement read:-
“President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with family, friends and associates of former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Sen. Jubril Martins-Kuye, praying that the almighty God will comfort them at moment of grief.
“President Buhari condoles with Ago Iwoye community, government and people of Ogun State over the passing of the legislator in the Third Republic, who served in the Fourth Republic as Minister of State, Finance, and Minister of Commerce and Industry, bringing with him many years of experience from the banking sector.
“The President believes Martins-Kuye will be sorely missed for his insight on issues of development, particularly in tailoring budgets that reflect the needs of the people, with his emphasis on full implementation.
“President Buhari prays that the soul of the former minister will rest in peace.”