Former NNPC GMD, Baru, is dead


Former General Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru is dead.

Dr. Bari was said to have died on Friday night.

The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru announced this in a statement.

He was said to have died after a brief illness.

The release said 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, who was at the helm of the Corporation from July 4th 2016 to July 7th 2019 died after a brief illness in an Abuja hospital.

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