Former minister Alex Akinyele is dead

Akinyele, according to his son, died after a brief illness.

Nigeria's former Minister of Information, Chief Alexander Akinyele dies aged 81. [The Nation]

The Nation reports that Akinleye's demise was announced in a statement by one of his sons, Constantine Akinfolarin Akinyele.

The statement confirmed that the Ondo chief passed on in the late hours of Thursday, November 14, 2019, after a brief illness.

Akinyele was a Nigerian administrator who served as a Minister of Information, and later became Chairman of the Nigerian Sports Commission.

He served under former military president, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babaginda who nominated him as a member of the Constituent Assembly and later appointed him as the Minister of Information.

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