Nigeria former Minister of Information, Alex Akinyele, has passed on.

Akinyele who was  aged 81 until the time of his death, died on Thursday night after brief illness, his son disclosed.

Akinyele, known to be pioneer spokesperson of the Nigerian Customs Service was a public relations expert.

Other portfolios he held was President of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations and Secretary-General.

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

On his academic background, the former minister earned a degree in the English Language from then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University).

Source: Punch