Ibadan elder, T. A. Akinyele dies at 88

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An elder in Ibadan the capital of Oyo State in Nigeria, Chief Theophilus Adeleke Akinyele has kicked the bucket. He died in Lagos on Monday, 26 October 2020, at the age of 88.

Born 29 February 1932, in Ibadan, Akinyele was Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of Agriculture and Finance of the old Western State of Nigeria, Registrar and Secretary to the Council of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife Nigeria and Secretary to the Military Government, Oyo.

He rose to the position of Head of the Civil Service of Oyo State and also served as Director of Budget and Special Adviser on Budget Affairs to President Shehu Shagari from 1979-1983.

Akinyele worked as a consultant after retiring from public service.

He held the chieftaincy title of Bobajiro of Ibadan land and was an Officer of the Order of the Niger before his demise.

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