A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafiya is dead.
He died aged 64 years.
His death was confirmed to NewswireNGR in a terse statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Middle Belt Forum, Ms Ndi Kato.
She said he died from a yet to be disclosed illness at the National Hospital Abuja on Sunday morning.
Mailafiya was born 24 December 1956. He was a Nigerian development economist, international polymath, central banker, statesman and the 2019 Nigeria Presidential election Candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC).
He is a former official of the African Development Bank Group and one-time Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (5 May 2005 – 26 March 2007).
He was also the Chief of Staff of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), the 79-nation multilateral development institution based in Brussels, Belgium.
Mailafia ran for presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2019 presidential elections under the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).