By Glam & Essence
The immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, who was the 18th person to hold that position is dead
He reportedly died two months away from his 61st birthday.
Family, friends and well wishers are currently mourning his demise.
His passing was announced by Mele Kyari, the current GMD of the state-run oil company.
In the statement,he said,“My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night,” Kyari said.
“He was of exemplary character and disposition. May Allah forgive him and have mercy upon him.”
Baru was appointed NNPC GMD by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2016, a position he held up until 2019.
Baru announced his retirement from NNPC in July 2019, when he clocked the statutory age of 60,for retirement.