Sunday September 19,2021
Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia is reportedly dead. The cause of the death unknown but sources said he died after a brief illness in a hospital.
Mailafia contested in the 2019 presidential elections under the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
He created a storm recently when he alleged that a northern governor was one of the leaders of Boko Haram.
On that premise, the Department of State Services (DSS) invited the former CBN deputy governor over the allegation and grilled him for hours before he was let go.
During one of the invitations, while speaking with journalists, he said he spoke as a citizen who loved his country.
“Let me say this clearly; this has nothing to do with politics. I spoke as a citizen who loves this country and the voice of thousands of voiceless people. Muslim youths have taken me as their voice, likewise the Christian youths.”
According to Vanguard newspspers, the 64-year-old former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) died at the National Hospital Abuja.
Until his death, the former CBN deputy governor has been a social critic.
Mailafia was born on 24 December 1956 in the village of Randa in Sanga local government area of Kaduna state.
His father Baba Mailafia Gambo Galadima was an evangelist with the Evangelical Reformed Church of Central Nigeria (ERCC).
Source: legit com
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