Former NNPC Group Managing Director, Maikanti Baru dies at 60

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Maikanti Baru, the immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, has died.

Baru died on Friday night, May 29, at the age of 60.

The current GMD of NNPC, Mele Kyari, announced his passing on Twitter this morning.

”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.” he tweeted

Baru was the 18th GMD of NNPC. He served in the position from July 2016 to July 2019 and had previously served as the Group General Manager (GGM) of National Petroleum Investment Management Services.