Chief Alex Akinyele, former Information Minister, is dead

Chief Alex Akinyele
Chief Alex Akinyele

Nigeria’s former Minister of Information, Chief Alex Akinyele, is dead.

A statement by one of his sons, Constantine Akinfolarin Akinyele, confirmed that the Ondo chief passed away Thursday night after a brief illness.

Akinyele was a trained public relations specialist.

He served as the Minister of Information, then later became chairman of the Nigerian Sports Commission.

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