Northern Governors mourn Obadiah Mailafiya


Obadiah Mailafia

By Martha Agas

Northern Governors Forum on Monday, mourned the demise of former CBN Deputy Governor, Dr Obadiah Mailafiya.

In a statement issued on behalf of the Chairman of the Forum, Governor Simon Lalong said Mailafiya’s death is saddening and a great loss to the nation.

Lalong said the death of Mailafiya was a loss not only to his family and the people of Kaduna State but also a loss to the nation because of his enormous contributions to the socio-economic pursuits of Nigeria.

He said the deceased was a consummate financial expert and vibrant intellectual whose local and international reputation was highly acknowledged.

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The governor observed that Mailafiya’s intellect was sought and deployed for the benefit of governments and the private sectors around the world.

He commiserated with the family of the deceased and urged them to take solace in his legacies, saying he showed a passion for development, emancipation, truth, justice and equity in all his interventions on various platforms.

Lalong condoled with Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, the government and the people of Kaduna State over the loss of Mailafiya and prayed for his soul to rest in peace.


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