Obadiah Mailafia Biography, Net Worth and Books

 Obadiah Mailafia Biography, Net Worth and Books

Obadiah Mailafia Biography and Career

Obadiah Mailafia according to Wikipedia, was born on December 24, 1956 from Randa in Sanga Local Government area of Kaduna state. Mailafia’s father, Gambo Galadima  was said to be an evangelist with Evangelical Reform Church of Central Nigeria.

He obtained his primary education from Musha Sudan United Mission School from 1964 to 1969 and had his secondary education at Mada Hills Secondary School in Akwanga from 1970 to 1974.

He has been a versatile person from his early days, having known as a sportsman, debate and scholar; winning the Commissioner of Education Award having emerged as the most outstanding pupil of his graduating class in 1974.

Obadiah Mailafia obtained a B.S.c in Social Sciences from Almadu Bello University, Zaria in 1978. He also had a M.S.c from the same institution.

Mailafia won a scholarship by the French Government to study in France where he obtained a certificate in French language and Civilisation from the University of Clermont-Ferrand in 1985….read more

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Obadiah Mailafia Career

According to the source, Mailafia started his career by two subjects which were Government and Economics at Akoko Anglican Grammar School, Arigidi-Ikare, Ondo State from 1978 to 1979. This was just part of his primary assignment during his National Youth Service Corps, NYSC year.

Between 1980 and 1982, he returned to Almadu Bello University where he was employed as a Research Assistant to Professor Ibrahim Gambari, (now former foreign minister and United Nations adviser for Political Affairs). During his service with the Prof, Mailafia had privilege to lecture undergraduates of Faculty of Arts and Social in the institution…..read more

Obadiah Mailafia Political Career

Mailafia was one of the presidential candidates under the platform of African Democratic Congress, ADC during the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria.

His political career was reported to have been influenced by the famous historic “handshake” by the coalition of the Middle Belt Forum, MBF, the Southern Afenifere of Yoruba land, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and PANDEF of Niger Delta.

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Obadiah Mailafia Net Worth

According to Ng News 247, Obadiah Mailafia estimated net worth is said to between $1 million to $5 million.

Cause of Obadiah Mailafia’s Death

Obadiah Mailafia was a former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of
Nigeria, CBN who on September 19, 2021 after a brief illness according to Lind Ikeji.

Obadiah Mailafia’s Books

Mailafia, O. Europe and Economic Reform in Africa: Structural Adjustment and Economic Diplomacy (400-page textbook), New York and LondonRoutledge, 1997;

Mailafia, O. ”The Social Character of Nigerian Diplomats,” in Sunny G. Tyoden (ed.), Essays on Nigerian Foreign Policy, National Institute Press, 2007….read more

Nicholas Oladipupo


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