By Prince Kori
President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of former Minister of Information, Chief Alex Opeyemi Akinyele, who died on Thursday night.
Chief Akinyele was also a one-time President of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
The President also commiserated with the government and people of Ondo State, friends and professional colleagues of the deceased.
He urged them to take solace in the lasting legacies of the former colorful minister, who also served as Chairman of National Sports Commission and Chairman of National Reconciliation Committee.
“As a trained teacher and Public Relations Specialist, President Buhari affirms that Chief Akinyele’s scrupulousness, discipline, and diligence were always obvious to those who worked closely with him, and his love for the nation, which was zealously demonstrated through providing exemplary leadership.
“The President prays that the Almighty God will grant the soul of the former minister eternal rest, and comfort all members of his family”, said statement issued by Buhari’s special adviser on media, Mr. Femi Adesina.