Ex-Information minister, Alex Akinyele is dead

Former information minister, Alex Akinyele Credit: Guardian

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.

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