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Ex - CBN Deputy Governor Mailafia, His Life and Death


Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, is dead.

Obadiah who was the Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress(ADC) in the 2019 election, 
passed on at the age of 64 after a brief illness.

He was said to have died at midnight in a hospital within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after a brief illness.

Until his passing, he was a known government critic, newspaper columnist and advocate for public sector and exchange rate reforms.

Mailafia was born on December 24, 1956, in the Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Mailafia  made news in August 2020 when he alleged that one Northern governor was leader and sponsor of Boko Haram.

Mailafia was a Development Economist & Consultant former official of the African Development Bank Group from 2001 to 2005 for Abidjan and Tunis.

He was also former Adviser to the  President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and played principal role for the banking consolidation exercise of 2005-2006  which led to reform of the nation's banking sector.

Earlier, from 1982 to 1989, Mailafia  worked as a Fellow and sometime Acting Research Director of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos.

He worked for the team that  prepared a special report on Local Government Reforms from 1982-1983.


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