Ex-Deputy CBN Governor, Obadiah Mailafia is dead

Obadiah Mailafia

An ex-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia, is dead.

The 64-year-old gave up the ghost at the National Hospital Abuja on Sunday morning.

The spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Luka Binniyat, confirmed Mailafia’s death.

Binniyat revealed that Mailafia fell sick on Saturday and was rushed to an Abuja hospital.

“You know, following his harassment by the DSS, he has been taking refuge from place to place.

“The last place he went to take refuge is Markudi. Yesterday (Saturday), he took ill and he was rushed to the hospital that he normally attend in Abuja.

“This morning, he was pronounced dead”, Binniyat said.

Mailafia was appointed deputy governor of CBN in 2005 from the African Development Bank (AfDB) where he served as the chief economist responsible for Strategic Planning and Corporate Reporting.

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