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Ex-CBN deputy governor, Obadiah Mailafia, is dead

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Obadiah Mailafia, is dead. He was 64.

Family sources said he died at the National Hospital Abuja.

Born on December 24, 1956 in the village of Randa, Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Mr Mailafia served as the deputy governor of the CBN between 2005 and 2007.

From 2010 to 2015, Mr Mailafia was the chief of staff (Chef de Cabinet) to the 79-member nation African, Caribbean and Pacific, ACP, 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, EIB, UN agencies and the IMF and World Bank.

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In 2019, he made an unsuccessful presidential bid under the platform of the African Democratic Congress, ADC.

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