Former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Kacalla Baru is dead.

The NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr Kennie Obateru in a statement on Saturday said, Dr. Baru, a consummate Mechanical Engineer, died Friday night in an Abuja hospital after a brief illness.

In the statement: “NNPC Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari expressed shock over the sudden death of Dr Baru who was the 18th Group Managing Director of the corporation.

“Mallam Kyari described him as a man ‘of exemplary character and disposition.'”

Dr Baru, 60, was at the helm of the corporation from July 4th 2016 to July 7th 2019.


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