A former Minister of Information, Alex Akinyele, is dead.
According to Tribune Online, a statement by one of his sons, Constantine Akinfolarin Akinyele, confirmed that the Ondo chief passed away Thursday night after a brief illness.
The Ondo chief, in 1995 was appointed by late Head of State, Sani Abacha as head of a National Reconciliation Committee with the objective of opening dialogue with interest groups in the country to support the democratic transition program of the government.
He was also a former president of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and chairman of the Nigerian Sports Commission.
Akinyele, was a trained public relations specialist and an administrator.