By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
The Chairman of Ladi Adebutu Development Organisation, Oladipupo Adebutu and a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress ( APC), Gboyega Nasir Isiaka have mourned the death of ex- Minister of Commerce and Industry, Alhaji Jubril Martins-Kuye.
Martins-Kuye died on Saturday night in Lagos at the age of 80.
Adebutu, in a condolence message signed by the Media Consultant, Afolabi Orekoya, described the death of the foremost political leader, mentor and administrator par excellence as an irreparable loss to the people of Ogun State and the entire nation.
He said further that the former Minister of State for Finance was a great and peace loving man whose devotion to the progress of humanity was not only unquantifiable but legendary.
“Baba was a man of integrity who made highly indelible marks in his sojourn while on earth. He was steadfast in the economic betterment of humanity which endeared him to the downtrodden; a man of exemplary honour and leadership consistency.”
“We are certain that Baba Kuye will forever remain a pride to all and his contributions to the development of democracy in Nigeria will be fondly remembered”, the message reads.
Adebutu, a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), also, stated that the untiring contribution of baba Kuye to the growth, development and unification of the PDP in Ogun State are worthy of note and duly acknowledged.
The release reads, “The departure of the former Minister of the Federation would be felt most in the political parlance across the length and breadth of the country. He will also be remembered for his wonderful achievements at different times as Nigeria’s Minister of State for Finance, Minister of Finance and Minister of Commerce & Industry which were impactful as Nigeria witnessed tremendous growth economically”.
According to a statement issued by Isiaka’s media office in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital and made available to newsmen, described the renowned elderstatesman as a true democrat and exemplary leader in all ramifications.
He said “I am saddened that we have lost Senator Martins – Kuye at a time his voice was still needed on serious national issues. He was a very consistent politician who has mentored many worthy individuals in politics and business.
“Baba JMK has left us great lessons as a strong symbol of justice, equity, honesty and service to our state and by extension, the nation”.
Isiaka prayed that God would forgive the deceased, his shortcomings and grant him eternal repose.