Mailafia Columnist, Former CBN Deputy Governor, dies at 64.
A Columnist, Nigeria finest social commentator and a former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Dr. Obadiah Mailafia has dies at the age of 64.
His death was confirmed by the President of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Jonathan Asake.
He said Mailafia died in an Abuja hospital on Sunday morning.
Also confirming Mailafia’s death, spokesman of SOKAPU, Mr Luka Binniya, said Mailafia had taken refuge in Markudi, Benue state, following alleged persistent harassment by the Department of State Security Services (DSS), adding that he fell ill on Saturday in Markurdi and was rushed to an undisclosed Abuja hospital where he died.
“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 was Markudi. Yesterday (Saturday), he took ill and he was rushed to the hospital that he normally attend in Abuja.
“This morning, he was pronounced death”, Binniyat said.
Born on the 24 December 1956 at Randa village of Southern Kaduna in Kaduna State, Mailafia was a Nigerian development economist.
He contested the 2019 Nigeria Presidential election on the platform of African Democratic Congress.