The former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, is dead.
Dr. Baru, who was 60 years old, died on Friday night in an Abuja hospital after a brief illness.
Dr. Baru, who was the 18th Group Managing Director of the Corporation, was at the helm of the Corporation from July 4th 2016 to July 7th 2019
The current GMD, Mele Kyari, described him as a man ‘of exemplary character and disposition.’
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.
— Mele Kyari (@MKKyari) May 30, 2020