Former Deputy Gov of CBN Obadiah Mailafia, dies in Abuja



Obadiah Mailafia, a former  deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is dead.

Mr Mailafia, 64, died on Sunday morning at a hospital in Abuja.

Mr Mailafia hailed from Randa, the Christian-dominated Kaduna, and taught economics at different institutions.

He spent the latter part of his years advocating a solution to the protracted killings Southern Kaduna, which had been linked to armed herdsmen of Fulani origin.

He became a frontline critic of and security agencies as part of his advocacy and was recently invited by the State Security Service to some of his on-air comments about deliberate violence across the country.

The former presidential candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), was invited by the Department of State Services his claim that a serving Northern governor was the commander of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists.

Text culled from The Witness