Breaking: Former NNPC GMD, Maikantu Baru Dies at 60

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SWITZERLAND, MAY 30 – The immediate former Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Maikantu Kachalla Baru has died.

The current GMD of the NNPC, Mele Kyari broke the news in the early hours of Saturday.

“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” Kyari twitted.

Maikanti Kachalla Baru was born in Bauchi State in July 1959. He was an engineer, oil marketer and the 18th Group Managing Director of the NNPC. He served in the position from July 2016 to July 2019 and was replaced by Mele Kyari from Borno State.

He had previously served as the Group General Manager (GGM) of National Petroleum Investment Management Services. Baru was a fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers and Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Baru died a month before his 61st birthday.

As at press time, the cause of death is still unknown

More details to come later.

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