UPDATED: Obadiah Mailafia, ex-CBN deputy governor, is dead

UPDATED: Obadiah Mailafia, ex-CBN deputy governor, is dead

By Babalola Olajide

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

Mr. Mailafia, 64, died of an unexplained illness on Sunday morning.

John Hayab, a friend of Mr Mailafia’s, confirmed his death to Leadership newspaper.

Mr Hayab is also the chairman of the Kaduna chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

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Mr Mailafia was not only a former CBN deputy governor, but he was also a well-known public commentator who was always prepared to give his thoughts on current events.

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