The immediate past Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru is dead.
Dr. Baru died late Friday night in yet undisclosed location and of undisclosed ailments. He was 60.
His death was announced Saturday morning, May 30, 2020 by the current GMD, NNPC, Mele Kyari on his Twitter handle.
Kyari said, “My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night,” Mr Kyari wrote on Twitter. “He was of exemplary character and disposition. May Allah forgive him and have mercy upon him.”
TheFact confirms that the cause of his death is yet unknown and is anticipating an official report to that effect.
Dr. Baru was born in 1959 and led a career in engineering, rising through the ranks at the NNPC before he was eventually appointed to lead the organisation by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016.
Mr. Buhari however, replaced Dr. Baru with Mr Kyari in July 2019 after a successful career with the corporation.