Maikanti Kachalla Baru, the immediate past group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has died.
Mele Kyari, the current GMD of the NNPC disclosed this in a couple of tweets on Saturday monrning.
Baru, who was just two months away from his 61st birthday at the time of his death, was appointed the NNPC GMD in 2016 and retired after he turned 60 in 2019
“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,” Kyari said.
Baru was from Bauchi State and was an alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, where he got a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, in 1982.
He previously served as the Group General Manager (GGM) of National Petroleum Investment Management Services.
He also had a doctorate in Computer Aided Engineering from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.