Obadiah Mailafia’s wife has visited the Department of State Services (DSS) office in Jos, Plateau State, after the agency invited her husband for claiming that a northern governor is one of the leaders of the Boko Haram sect.
Mailafia, who was the 2019 presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), had made the claim during an interview with a radio station in Lagos. As of the time of filing this report, Mailafia was still being grilled at the Jos office of the DSS.
His wife, who was on the premises of the state security service in Jos on Wednesday, said ‘the truth must be told’. She added, “I don’t know how to express my sincere appreciation. For me to see wonderful people who have left all your duties…highly placed people in our society…to come and stand in solidarity with my husband.
“You that are here are the ones that have been interacting closely with Dr Obadiah Mailafia. You know his nature; he is not a violent man. The only hope and prayer of Dr Obadiah Mailafia is for him to see Nigeria reach the highest level among the developed nations.
“And what is going on in our country today…if this is the trend we are taking, I don’t see that happening. Because the truth must be told. What we have on ground today will not take us anywhere. You can only give what you have.”
Mailafia had served as chief economist in the Strategic Planning and Budgeting Department of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). The 63-year-old had also served as a deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from 2005 to 2007.