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‘He was an advocate of justice and equity’ — FixPolitics mourns Mailafia

‘He was an advocate of justice and equity’ — FixPolitics mourns Mailafia
September 26
20:36 2021

FixPolitics, a citizens-led research-based initiative, says Obadiah Mailafia, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was an advocate of justice.

TheCable had reported that Mailafia died at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) on September 19.

Bissallah Ekele, chief medical director at UATH, had said the former CBN deputy governor died of COVID-19.

The 2019 presidential candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) was 64 at the time of his death.


Ozioma Ubabukoh, FixPolitics’ spokesperson, in a condolence message, described Mailafia as a public figure whose voice would be missed.

“A development economist, international polymath and statesman, Mailafia was a dogged fighter and advocate of justice and equity,” the statement reads.

“His several missions throughout Africa to supervise projects in power and infrastructure, agriculture and industry were laudable.


 “We commiserate with the families of the late Mailafia and people of Kaduna State. We hope and pray God to grant the families he left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.”

From 2001 to 2005, Mailafia served as a chief economist in the strategic planning and budgeting department of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

He was appointed as deputy governor of the CBN in May 2005.



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