Former Minister of Information, Chief Alex Akinyele, is dead.
Family sources said Akinyele died on Thursday night in Lagos after an illness. He was 81 years old.
He hailed from Ondo State.
The former minister who was also one-time Chairman National Sports Commission, had been battling age-related ailment for some time now.
A seasoned administrator and human relations expert, Akinyele was at one time President of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations.
Akinyele was appointed by the late General Sani Abacha as Chairman National Reconciliation Committee promoting dialogue with the civil populace towards engendering peace and reconciliation in the land.
It was in the wake of the annulment of June 12 election.