A former Deputy Governor ofthe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafia, is dead.
Mailafia, who was one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s fierce critics, died after a brief illness.
Details of how the former CBN Deputy Governor passed on are still sketchy at the time of filing this report.
He was born on December 24, 1956 in Randa village, Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Mailafia contested the 2019 presidential election under the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
He worked at the African Development Bank (AFDB) and served as CBN deputy governor between 2005 and 2007.
He started his education at Musha Sudan United Mission School from 1964 to 1969 and proceeded to Mada Hills Secondary School, Akwanga, Nasarawa, from 1970 to 1974. He later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he bagged a first-class degree in Economics.
Although he had made his mark as a technocrat, Mailafia became very famous in the country after he granted an interview where he said he was informed that a governor was the commander of Boko Haram.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had invited him but he was released after being grilled for hours.