Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a Nigerian Economist who served as Deputy Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank is d€ad.
Mr Mailafia hailed from Randa, in the Christian-dominated Southern Kaduna, and taught economics at different institutions.
He spent the latter part of his years advocating for a solution to the protracted k*llings in Southern Kaduna, which had been linked to arm€d herdsmen of Fulani origin.
He became a frontline cr*tic of President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies as part of his advocacy and was recently invited by the State Security Service to explain some of his on-air comments about deliberate viol€nce across the country.
According to The Gazette, Mr Mailafia di€d at 64, on Sunday morning, September 19, 2021 at the National Hospital, Abuja. He was certified d€ad by a medical doctor at the nation’s foremost public health facility.