A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, is dead.
The current GMD, Mele Kyari, in a tweet via his Twitter account announced the development.
He disclosed that the former GMD died on midnight of Saturday, but failed to reveal what led to his death.
He tweeted, “My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night.
“He was of exemplary character and disposition. May Allah forgive him and have mercy upon him.”
Baru before his death served as the 18th Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
He served in the position from July 2016 to July 2019 and had previously served as the Group General Manager (GGM) of National Petroleum Investment Management Services.
He also served as Director of the NNPC-owned Carlson Services (UK) Limited between December 7, 2004, and January 25, 2007, and was NNPC’s chief technical negotiator on the West African Gas Pipeline project from July 1999 to April 2004.