The immediate-past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, is dead.
The death of Baru, 60, was confirmed by NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari in a tweet on his official account on Saturday morning.
“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 forgives him and has mercy upon him,” Kyari said.
Baru was born in July 1959 in Misau, Bauchi State.
He attended Federal Government College, Jos, for his secondary education where he graduated in 1978.
In 1982, he obtained his bachelor of engineering degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Baru has a doctorate in Computer-Aided Engineering from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.
He was appointed NNPC GMD by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2016, a position he held until 2019 before he was replaced with Kyari.