Ex-Information minister, Alex Akinyele, is dead

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A former Minister of Information, Alex Akinyele, has died. He was aged 81.

A son of the deceased, Constantine Akinyele, said the former minister died on Thursday night after a brief illness.

Akinyele, who was a public relations expert, was a pioneer spokesperson of the Nigerian Customs Service.

He was also a Secretary-General and later, President of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations.

Akinyele was also Chairman of the National Sports Commission and a member of the Constituent Assembly.

The former minister earned a degree in the English Language from then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University).

Source: Punch News

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