NNPC Mourns As Former Chief, Maikanti Baru Is Confirmed Dead

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Ex-Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, has passed away two months before his 61st birthday.

This was disclosed on Twitter by Mele Kyari, the current GMD of the state-run oil company. The cause of the death was not made known.

He 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.”

According to SaharaReporters, Baru was born in July 1959 in Misau, Bauchi State. He attended Federal Government College, Jos, for his secondary education where he graduated in 1978. In 1982, he obtained his bachelor of engineering degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Baru has a doctorate in Computer Aided Engineering from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. He was appointed NNPC GMD by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2016, a position he held until 2019 before he was replaced with Kyari.

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