Obadiah Mailafia, former CBN deputy governor dies at 64
Obadiah Mailafia died on Sunday morning at the National Hospital in Abuja.
Mailafia was said to have died in the morning of September 19, 2021, at the age of 64, at the National Hospital Abuja.
According to Luka Binniyat, spokesman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), who confirmed his death to TheCable, the development economist died after a brief illness as a result of persistent harassment by the Department of State Security Services.
“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 the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2005.
Prior to joining the CBN, Mailafia was the African Development Bank’s chief economist in charge of Strategic Planning and Corporate Reporting (AfDB).
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