Former Nigerian Minister of Information Alex Akinyele has died at the aged 81.
Constantine Akinfolarin Akinyele, son of the deceased, announced the ex-ministers death.
According to him, the former Chairman of the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC) died on Thursday night after a brief illness.
“With thanksgiving for his life, I am sad to announce we lost our father and grandfather Chief Alexander Opeyemi Akinyele earlier today after a brief illness May his soul rest in peace. He will be missed by his children, grandchildren, family, and friends,” his son wrote on Facebook.
Akinyele, a former Customs PR man, was the minister for information during a phase of the Babangida administration.
He was secretary-general and later president of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).