The burial date for the late former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia has been fixed for Friday, November 5, 2021, at 11 am.
This was announced by the Burial Steering Committee (BSC) for the funeral programme, Naija News reports.
The Committee headed by Professor Jerry Gana added that before the burial, a service of songs/tributes night will hold on Thursday, November 4 by 5pm.
Both events will hold at the National Christian Centre, Abuja as confirmed in a statement by Dr. Gideon Para-Mallam, on behalf of the BSC.
The statement reads: “After a meeting of the committee held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, in Abuja, a funeral program was approved for Thursday, November 4, 2021, for service of songs/tributes at 5 pm, while the funeral service shall take place the following day Friday, November 5, 2021, at 11 am. Both events shall 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.
“The committee wishes to thank all those who have visited and 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 cum paying last respects to Obadiah Mailafia.”
It will be recalled that Mailafia died on September 19, 2021, at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada.
This online news platform recalls the former Deputy Governor of the CBN and ex-presidential candidate gained more popularity after his revelation that a sitting governor in the northern region of Nigeria is the commander of the dreaded Boko Haram Terrorist group in the country.