The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has described the passing away of Chief Alex Akinyele as sad. Chief Akinyele, a Nigerian administrator who served as a Minister of Information, and later became Chairman of the Nigerian Sports Commission, is said to have passed on late Thursday night. Gbajabiamila, in a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said the elder statesman and former Minister would be remembered for his attention to details and glamour as an administrator. The Speaker said: “Elder statesman Akinyele was known as a consummate and disciplined administrator. “His reputation as a stickler for excellence was felt in every area he served Nigeria. “The death of the sports enthusiast is painful, but we take solace in the glamour and development he brought into Nigeria’s sports sector and other offices he held. “May his soul rest in peace”. The Speaker also commiserated with the family of the deceased, citizens and Government of Ondo State over the loss of their son.