7 quick facts to know about the late CBN deputy governor, Obadiah Mailafia!

7 quick facts to know about the late CBN deputy governor, Obadiah Mailafia! 2

Obadiah Mailafia who served as the deputy CBN Governor between 2005 and 2007 has died at the age of 64.

The social and political commentator until his death was a Columnist with PUNCH News.

Reports had it that Obadiah Mailafia died on Sunday morning after a brief illness.

Here are seven facts you should know about him:

1. He was born on December 24, 1956, in the Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State. 

2. Mailafia graduated top of his class at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1978 with a https://t.co/GERpnTaIYi. Honours Social Sciences degree (Politics, Economics and Sociology). He also has M.Sc from the same institution.

3. He earned a DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1995.

4. Mailafia was the Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 election.

5. He served as the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria between 2005 and 2007.

6. He was a known government critic and had advocated for the public sector and exchange rate reforms.

7. In an interview, he alleged that a northern governor was a Boko Haram commander. This claim earned multiple invitations by the security agencies forcing him to recant his statement.

 

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