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NNPC mourns ex-GMD, Maikanti Baru

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NNPC mourns ex-GMD, Maikanti Baru
Maikanti Baru

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Saturday described the death of its former Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, as a big loss to the nation.

Baru, a consummate Mechanical Engineer, died after a brief illness on Friday, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr. Kennie Obateru stated.

The statement 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, 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.

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