Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday, sympathised with the family of the late Chief Alexander Opeyemi Akinyele, describing his death as a great loss to the country.
In a condolence message issued on behalf of the Lagos State Government by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, Sanwo-Olu said that Chief Akinyele’s commitment to national service made him excel as former Minister of Information and Chairman of the National Sports Commission.
Omotoso maintained that his professionalism and passion for excellence gave depth to public relations practice in Nigeria.
“Governor Sanwo-Olu sympathises with the Nigeria Customs and Excise as well as his former colleagues at the National Reconciliation Committee, where he served as Chairman, on the loss of Chief Akinyele, a true statesman and patriot”, Omotoso said.
I pray that God grants the Ondo Chief, who lived for decades in Lagos, eternal rest and his family, friends and professional constituency the fortitude to bear the loss,” the message read.