- Late Obadiah Mailafia, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria would be buried in Abuja on Friday, November 5, 2021
- Mailafia's funeral was announced by Gideon Para-Mallam on behalf of the burial steering committee
- Nigeria's former minister of information, Jerry Gana, has also been announced as the chairman of the burial steering committee
The funeral of a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Obadiah Mailafia, has been slated for Friday, November 5.
Punch reports that Mailafia who died on September 19, at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada would be laid to rest in Abuja.
It was gathered that a former Nigerian's minister of information, Jerry Gana, would be in charge of activities as the head of the burial steering committee for the funeral programme.
These details were contained in a statement released by Gideon Para-Mallam on behalf of the burial steering committee.
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Para-Mallam said that after a meeting that took place on Wednesday, October 20, the committee agreed that a funeral programme is approved for Thursday, November 4, for the service of songs and tributes at 5 pm.
The funeral service for Mailafia will hold the next day, Friday, November 5 at 11 am,
The statement also said that both events would take place at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
“Since the transition of Dr. Mailafia to eternal glory, religious, political, and community leaders, among others, have paid personal visits to the Abuja home of The Mailafia."
He also noted that the committee appreciates everyone who has either visited or sent condolence messages to the family.
“We thank everyone for identifying with the bereaved family and look forward to the scheduled funeral activities in bidding farewell and paying last respects to Obadiah Mailafia."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Mailafia was confirmed dead on Saturday, September 17, by a middle belt group.
The group through its national publicity secretary, Dr Isuwa Dogo, made some clarifications on moments that led to Mailafia's death at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, Abuja.
Dogo alleged that Mailafia's death was suspicious as he claimed that the doctors at the hospital treated him shabbily.
However, shortly before his death, Mailafia has raised alarm over some threats to his life following some damning statements he had made over the continued killing in the middle belt region.
Mailafia cried that his life was in danger as he kept speaking of strange persons who were stalking him.