The immediate past Group Managing Director of NNPC Maikanti Baru is dead.
Mr Baru died late Friday night in yet undisclosed location and of undisclosed ailments. He was 60.
According to the Group Managing Director Mele Kyare in a tweet, Baru died on Friday.
“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.”
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.