Former NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru dies after brief illness

The immediate past group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru is dead.

Baru passed away last night at the age of 60.

The current GMD of the state-run oil company, Mele Kyari made this announcement on Saturday morning.

Kyari said: “My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night.

“He was of exemplary character and disposition. May Allah forgive him and have mercy upon him.”

Baru born in July 1959 in Misau, Bauchi state, was appointed NNPC GMD by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2016, a position he held up until 2019.

He retired from NNPC in July 2019 when he clocked the age of 60.

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