BREAKING: Former Information Minister, Alex Akinyele Is Dead
Emerging report indicates that a former minister of information Chief Alex Akinyele has died at 81.
YANS gathered that the Ondo chief passed away Thursday night after a brief illness.
He served as minister of information under General Ibrahim Babangida.
A trained public relations specialist and administrator, he later became chairman of the National Sports Commission and served as president of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
In 1995, former head of state Sani Abacha appointed Akinyele as head of a National Reconciliation Committee with the objective of opening a dialogue with interest groups in the country to support the democratic transition program of the government.