Central Bank of Nigeria, former Deputy Governor, Dr Obadiah Mailafia is dead.
According to a source close to the deceased, the 64-year-old financial expert died at the National Hospital, Abuja, Saturday night.
Mailafia, who was born on December 24, 1956 in the village of Randa, Sanga Local Government area of Kaduna State, served as the deputy governor of the CBN between 2005 and 2007.
From 2010 to 2015, Dr Mailafia was the chief of staff (Chef de Cabinet) to the 79-member nation African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States based in Brussels, Belgium.
In this capacity, he was the most senior adviser to the secretary-general, overseeing the strategic management function; liaising with external partners such as the European Commission, European Parliament, European Investment Bank, UN agencies and the IMF and World Bank.
In 2019, Dr Mailafia joined the presidential race on the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
The election was won by Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC).