Former NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru, Dies At 60



The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the passing away of its former General Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru.

The announcement was made by the current NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari, announced Baru’s passing via Twitter on Saturday morning.

“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. The deceased announced his retirement from NNPC in July 2019 when he clocked the age of 60.

“Today, having clocked the statutory age of 60, I have retired from the services of NNPC. I wish the new GMD Mallam Mele Kyari and his Team success. Thank you President Muhammadu Buhari for the opportunity to serve,” he tweeted on July, 2019.

Born in July 1959 in Misau, Bauchi state, Brae was the 18th GMD of NNPC.


Yetunde Adegoke

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