Breaking: Ex-NNPC GMD Dies Two Months to 61st Birthday
AREWA AGENDA – The immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru is dead.
Mr Baru died of an unknown ailment late Friday night in an undisclosed location and of undisclosed ailments.
His death was announced early Saturday morning by the current head of the state-owned energy conglomerate, Mele Kyari.
“My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night,” Mr Kyari wrote on Twitter. “He was of exemplary character and disposition. May Allah forgive him and have mercy upon him.”
Mr Baru was born in 1959 and led a career in engineering, rising through the ranks at the NNPC before he was eventually appointed to lead the organisation by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016.
Mr Buhari replaced Mr Baru with Mr Kyari in July 2019.
Reacting to his death, a Twitter user, @abba_timon said he was “A brother, friend, and inspiration to few on this app. He ‘s been taken away by Allah, we were fortunate to share few moments with him in his short yrs in d Dunya.”
Arewa Agenda gathers that Mr. Bari was 60 years old as at the time of his death and was only two months away from his 61st Birthday.