The Northern Governors Forum has described the untimely death of former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafiya as a great loss to the nation as well as the entire Northern region.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong said the death of Mailafiya is a sad development not only to his family, but to the nation because of his enormous contributions to the socio-economic pursuits of Nigeria.
Lalong described the late CBN Deputy Governor as a consummate financial expert and vibrant intellectual whose local and international
reputation is highly acknowledged, having been sought and deployed for the benefit of Government and private entities around the world.
While commiserating with the family, Lalong said the legacies of. Mailafiya will continue to be celebrated as he showed passion for development, emancipation, truth, justice, and equity in all his interventions at various platforms.
He said such aspirations for a better Nigeria and the upliftment of the downtrodden motivated him to vie for the office of the President in 2019 which afforded him the opportunity to expouse his vision for a better Nigeria.
Lalong, on behalf of the Forum, condoled with Governor Nasir el-Rufai, the Government, and people of Kaduna State.