The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the death of its former Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, Friday night.
In a statement signed by Dr. Kennie Obateru, Group General Manager Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC dated May 30, 2020; “Dr. Baru, a consummate Mechanical Engineer, died after a brief illness”
The statement also noted “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 Mele 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.