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JUST IN: Former Minister of Information, Alex Akinyele Is Dead

Alex Akinyele
Alex Akinyele
Alex Akinyele
Alex Akinyele

Chief Alex Akinyele, Lobosin of Ondo, Former Information Minister and public relations experts, 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.

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He said, “With thanksgiving 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, 81, a PR guru after serving as the Minister of Information, later became chairman of the Nigerian Sports Commission.

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He was also a former president of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

In 1995, former Nigeria’s military Head of State, Sani Abacha, appointed Akinyele as head of a National Reconciliation Committee with the objective of opening dialogue with interest groups in the country to support the democratic transition program of the government. (c) November 15, 2019

Written by Adesoji OMOSEBI

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