Chief Alex Akinyele a former Minister of Information is dead.
His death was announced by one of his sons, Constantine Akinfolarin Akinyele, on Facebook some hours ago. According to Constantine, his father passed away Thursday night November 14th after a brief illness.
“With thanks giving for his life, I am sad to announce we lost our father and grand father Chief Alexander Opeyemi Akinyele earlier today after a brief illness May his soul rest in peace. He will be missed by his children, grand children, family and friends,” he wrote
Akinyele, an Ondo Chief, was a former president of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and former chairman of the Nigerian Sports Commission
He was a trained public relations specialist, Akinyele was the pioneer spokesperson of the Nigerian Customs Service.