A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia is dead.

Mailafia died in the early hours of Sunday at Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Abuja, at age 64.

The family lawyer, Mr Yakubu Bawa, who confirmed the news to Channels said Mailafia’s death after a brief illness.

Apart from working with the apex bank, Dr Mailafia was a renowned Public Affairs Analyst and he was the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 presidential election.

He hails from Kaduna State.

The deceased is survived by his wife