Alex Akinyele, a former Minister of Information has been announced dead by his family members on Thursday night after a brief illness.
The 81-year-old deceased was also a former Chairman of the Nigerian Sports Commission and a former President of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.
Akinfolarin Akinyele said: “With thanksgiving for his life, I am sad to announce we lost our father and grandfather Chief Alexander Opeyemi Akinyele earlier today after a brief illness. May his soul rest in peace. He will be missed by his children, grandchildren, family and friends”