The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has extolled the virtues the late Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Obadiah Mailafia who “was fearless and he stood on the side of the truth”.
This online platform had reported that Obadiah Mailafia died in the early hours of Sunday at his Jos residence at the age of 64.
While leaving a “bad news” for those celebrating the death of the former presidential candidate, he said, “Dr. Mailafia lived a worthy life, and we are happy the Almighty God spared his life to enable him achieve what he was able to.
“The actions and memories he left behind shall ever remain alive. We the living shall forever continue to cherish his principles and the indefatigable spirit he demonstrated throughout his lifetime”.
Naija News reports that the Benue Governor stated this on Wednesday while paying a condolence visit to members of the Mailafia family.
His words, “Those who are celebrating his death are lying. What Dr. Mailafia did in life will continue to germinate and bear fruits for many years to come. We appreciate him and thank God for his.
“I stand with Dr. Mailafia even in his death. I appreciate his principles, and though dead, we shall continue with the struggle.
“I encourage our mother to be strong. When our time has come, there is nothing on earth that can stop it. Be strong in the Lord and know that “all things worketh together for good for those that are called by God.”
Ortom went on to state that all was not well with the country, stressing that those who believe on the contrary were simply deceiving themselves.
President of the Middle Belt Forum (MBF), Dr Pogu Bitrus, who welcomed Ortom to the Mailafias’ home, commended him for finding time out of his busy schedules to pay a condolence visit to the family.
Members of the bereaved family who received the governor included the widow, Mrs. Margaret Mailafia, and some of the siblings of the former CBN Deputy Governor. They included Dr. Luka Mailafia; Professor Samuel Mailafia and Barr. Abel Mailafia.