Mr. Maikanti Baru, the immediate past GMD of the NNPC, is dead.
He died two months before his 61 birthday.
Mr. Baru was replaced by the current GMD of the NNPC, Mr. Mele Kyari, who announced the demise of the deceased.
“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.
Baru announced his retirement from NNPC in July 2019 when he clocked the age of 60.
The statement from the NNPC GMB, Mele Kyari, didn’t disclose how his predecessor died.