Doyen of Public Relations, Alex Akinyele is dead

Chief Alexander Opeyemi Akinyele, Nigeria’s former Minister of Information, and later Chairman, National Sports Commission is dead.

A statement by one of his sons, Constantine Akinfolarin Akinyele, confirmed that the Lobosin of Ondo kingdom passed away Thursday night after a brief illness.

Akinyele was a doyen of public relations practice in Nigeria. In his lifetime, he contributed immensely towards raising the standard of the profession and the formation of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations. Among several other engagements, Chief Alex Akinyele was chairman, Board of Trustees of Celebrity Media Awards.

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