Breaking News : Icy hand of death has snatched away the immediate Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru. He gave up the ghost last night at 61, after a brief illness.
The current NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, who volunteered the information of the death early this morning on Twitter handle simply said “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.”
Details of his death are still hazy. Born on July 1959, in Misau, Bauchi State, Baru served as Group Managing Director of the NNPC between July 2016 and July 2019.