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Obadiah Mailafia, an ex-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has died.
On Sunday morning, the 64-year-old died at the National Hospital in Abuja.
Luka Binniyat, spokesman for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), confirmed Mailafia’s death.
Mailafia became ill on Saturday and was rushed to an Abuja hospital, according to Binniyat.
“You know, following his harassment by the DSS, he has been taking refuge from place to place.
“The last place he went to take refuge is Markudi. Yesterday (Saturday), he took ill and he was rushed to the hospital that he normally attend in Abuja.
“This morning, he was pronounced dead”, Binniyat said.
Mailafia was appointed deputy governor of CBN in 2005 from the African Development Bank (AfDB) where he served as the chief economist responsible for Strategic Planning and Corporate Reporting.