Obadiah Mailafia,a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has passed on.
According to several sources he died this morning at the age of 64 years after a brief illness.
The former deputy governor, who was the Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 election, was a known government critic and had advocated for public sector and exchange rate reforms.
Mailafia was also a popular public commentator who was always willing to share his view on public affairs.
Born on December 24, 1956, in the Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
He graduated top of his class at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1978 with a B.Sc.
Honours Social Sciences degree (Politics, Economics, and Sociology). He also has an M.Sc. from the same institution.