The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has expressed his condolences over the passing of former Minister of State for Finance, Jubril Martins-Kuye.
The former Lagos State Governor in a condolence message by his Media Officer, Tunde Rahman described the deceased as an elder statesman and consummate professional, who was an astute politician and patriotic leader.
He, therefore, commiserate with his family, friends, relations and associates over his passing.
“We were Senators together in the 1992 Senate. Those were difficult days for the Legislative branch in Nigeria, but Senator Martins-Kuye stood out among his peers. I can attest to his vision, prudence, and dedication to the unity and development of this country.
“He provided leadership and demonstrated a clear understanding of the working of the parliament," he added.
He further described the late former minister as someone with a great depth of economic knowledge and policy dexterity and a highly respected leader adored by the vast majority of his people.
"Such was the immense respect he commanded across Yorubaland and in his Ogun home-state that he was fondly addressed as the ‘Leading Leader’.
“I extend my condolences to the people of his Ago-Iwoye Community, to Governor Dapo Abiodun and the people of Ogun State over the passing of their eminent son. May we all have the strength and fortitude to overcome the passing of this great politician."