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Immediate past NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru is dead

Valentine Chinyem

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

This was made known by the present GMD of the corporation, Mr Mele Kyari via his official Twitter handle, @MKKyari.

According to him, his predecessor died last night.

Kyari described Baru as a brother, friend and mentor.

“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 twitted.

He was appointed NNPC GMD by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2016, a position he held until 2019 before he was replaced with Kyari.