Nigeria’s former Minister of Information, Chief Alex Akinyele, is dead. Akinyele, an Ondo Chief, was a former president of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and former chairman of the Nigerian Sports Commission.
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.