Obadiah Mailafia’s Death Still A Shock – House of Justice CEO

By Sunday Isuwa, Abuja

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the House of Justice, a law firm based in Kaduna, Barr Gloria Mabeiam Ballason, has said that the death of a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Dr Obadiah Mailafia is still a shock.

Gloria said the Mailafia was always out to find solutions to problems, adding that his death brought pain to many.

In her paper presentation, at the one year memorial lecture organised in honour of Mailafia, Barr Gloria said the former apex bank deputy governor helped honed her writing skills, adding that his death was a great shock.

“I wish the circumstances of this meeting were different. We were always in constant conversation with Dr Mailafia, especially about the woes of our country and how we can steer it alright. Today, he is not here. I will never forget the shock that last year brought and how I happened upon the news of his death. My beloved dad passed on 14 September, 2021.

“We buried him on 18 September. I did not have the luxury of sleeping in the village after the burial because I had to be sneaked out due to insecurity. When I opened my eyes at my hideout on 19 September 2021, I reached for my phone and happened on a beautiful picture of Dr. Mailafia and I that we had taken at the House of Justice Banquet. – he wore a resplendent blue baban riga and a red cap, I had on a flowing yellow dress. I was going to dial his number and report the woes of the burial night when news pooped in a whatsapp group that he was being conveyed to the mortuary.

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“Imagine the devastation of finding that the person you were reaching out to for comfort was lying stiff and cold and then imagine even more the agony of his family.

“But the Mailafias and Nigeria are not hopeless. Those who care about Nigeria will always remember that our flag flies not because the winds blow but because a heroic patriot named Dr Obadiah Mailafia and those like him, have through knowledge, resilience, sacrifice and hope invested in our freedom. And, yes, freedom is coming. May the good Lord continue to comfort his family, heal Samora and guide us by His Spirit and our positive actions into the New Nigeria. God Bless the valiant and conscientious soul of Dr. Mailafia and keep him safe until we meet in the celestial city,” Gloria added

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