A respected Ibadan elder, Chief Theophilus Adeleke, Akinyele is dead.

He died in Lagos on Monday at 88.

Born February 29, 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.

After retiring from public service, Akinyele worked as a consultant.

He holds the chieftaincy title of Bobajiro of Ibadanland and is an Officer of the Order of the Niger.

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