By Myke Uzendu
Less than 24 hours after he shunned the invitation by the Nigeria Police, former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia, has resigned his appointment from the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).
Mailafia has been facing series of interrogation from security agencies including the Department of State Security (DSS) and the Nigerian Police over his comment in Nigerian Info 99.3fm, that a governor in the north is a Boko Haram commander and that the sect is going to stage a civil war in the country in 2022.
Mailafia after honouring two invitations by the DSS in its office in Jos, shunned that of the police that asked him to appear before the Force Criminal Investigation Department in Abuja last Monday. He further dragged the police before the Plateau State High Court, asking the court to restrain the police from inviting him to appear before the Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) Force Investigation Department, Police Headquarters, Abuja.
According to the information obtained by The AUTHORITY, Mailafia confirmed that he resigned from NIPSS without duress.
He said, “I have resigned from NIPPS. Nobody asked me or pressurized me to resign. I did it on my own.
“I decided that I cannot continue working, with all my good conscience, when my people are continually being killed and genocide is being committed against my people.
“That was the reason I gave, and the management has accepted my resignation,” he added.
He explained that he gave NIPPS one month’s notice from 18th August to 18th September when his resignation will take effect.
Mailafia maintained that his resignation is for the best interest of everybody.
The former Presidential candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) has remained a vocal voice since the killings in Southern Kaduna where he hails from took a new intractable dimension.
However efforts to reach him to make clarifications on his resignations were unsuccessful as he neither picked his calls nor responded to our WhatsApp messages.