The immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, is dead.
The NNPC, through its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr. Kennie Obateru, announced that Baru died Friday night, aged 60.
Dr. Baru, a consummate Mechanical Engineer, died after a brief illness, according to a release made available to TIME TESTED NEWS by the Corporation today.
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, who was at the helm of the Corporation from July 4th 2016 to July 7th 2019, died after a brief illness in a Abuja hospital.