Buhari hails ex-minister, Martins-Kuye at 80

Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye
Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye

By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated a former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, on his 80th birthday.

A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman in Abuja on Sunday said that Buhari saluted Martin-Kuye’s dedication to serving the nation at both state and national levels.

The president joined family members, friends and political associates in celebrating the milestone, heralded by many years of serving the country as minister of Commerce and Industry, Minister of State, Finance and as a legislator.

He also commended Martin-Kuye’s consistency in calling for the strengthening of democratic values and promoting good governance to cater to citizens, especially the less privileged.

Buhari also lauded Martin-Kuye’s philanthropic gestures and prayed that God would grant him good health and longer life.