Ex-Minister Of Information Alex Akinyele Dies At 81

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.

Ex-Minister Of Information Alex Akinyele Dies At 81

“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).

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