The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the demise of its former Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru.
Dr. Baru, a consummate Mechanical Engineer, died after a brief illness, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr. Kennie Obateru revealed in a release Saturday morning.
The release said NNPC Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, expressed shock over the sudden death of Dr. Baru who was the 18th Group Managing Director of the Corporation.
Mallam Kyari described him as a man ‘of exemplary character and disposition.’
Dr. Baru, 60, who was at the helm of the Corporation from July 4, 2016 to July 7, 2019 died after a brief illness in an Abuja hospital.