Former NNPC boss, Maikanti Baru, dies at 60

Ugo Okoro, Abuja

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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.’