Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, is dead.
He died at the age of 64.
Dr Mailafia died in the early hours of the day at his residence in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
He was said to have died after a brief illness.
The former deputy governor, who was the Presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the 2019 election, was a known government critic and had advocated for public sector and exchange rate reforms.
He hails from Kaduna State.
Mailafia was born on December 24, 1956, in the Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State.