FCT FA Mourns As Alex Akinyele Dies At 81
By Niyi Busari
Alhaji Mohammed Muktar-led FCT Football Association Board condoled the family of late Chief Alex Akinyele over the loss.
The Chairman’s condolence was conveyed through a statement by the Association’s Media Manager, Mr Niyi Busari, in Abuja on Friday. He commiserated with the government and people of Ondo State, friends and professional colleagues of the departed, urging them to take solace in the lasting legacies of the former minister.
According to FCT FA Chairman’s statement, Akinyele’s virtues of scrupulousness, discipline and diligence were always obvious to those who worked closely with him. He especially lauded the late Akinyele’s love for the country, which he zealously demonstrated by providing exemplary leadership.
Chief Alex Akinyele, who hailed from Ondo in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State, died at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London on Thursday at 81 after an illness. A trained teacher and Public Relations specialist, he served as Minister of Information under the military administration of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and also served as Chairman of National Sports Commission. He was Chairman of National Reconciliation Committee in the regime of Gen. Sani Abacha.