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Former GMD of NNPC Maikanti Baru dies at 60

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The immediate past Group  Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru is dead.

Malam Mele Kari, the Group Managing Director of the Corporation disclosed this on his Twitter handle @MMkyari on Saturday in Abuja.

“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,” he said .

Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Corporation Dr Kennie Obateru in statement confirmed the death of the ex-GMD.

The NNPC regrets to announce the demise of its former GMD, Dr Maikanti Kacalla Baru, Friday night.

Dr. Baru, a consummate Mechanical Engineer, died after a brief illness.”

He said that  Kyari expressed shock over the sudden death of  Baru who was the 18th GMD of the Corporation.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Baru, 60, who was at the helm of the Corporation from July 4, 2016 to July 7, 2019, was  born in July 1959 in Misau, Bauchi State.

He attended Federal Government College, Jos for his secondary education where he graduated in 1978.

 He obtained his bachelor of engineering degree from Ahmadu Bello University in 1982. Baru has a doctorate in Computer Aided Engineering from the University of Sussex. retire  in July 2019.

Edited By: Emmanuel Okara/Ese E. (NAN)  Ekama

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