Former NNPC General Managing Director, Maikanti Baru Is Dead

May 30, 2020
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The immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru has died at the age of 60 in Abuja.

The current Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, announced the death on his Twitter page on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

According to Kyari, Baru died late Friday night, he, however, did not state the cause or location of his death. He wrote:

“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 was born, July 1959, in Misau, Bauchi State and served as Group Managing Director of the NNPC between July 2016 and July 2019.

He had in May 2017, lost his son, Mohammed Kawu Baru, few weeks after losing his aged mother and sister.

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