ABUJA (SundiataPost) – Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, the immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is dead, the NNPC announced on Saturday morning. He was aged 60.
In a statement made available to Sundiata Post, Dr. Kennie Obateru, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, said Baru died on Friday night in an Abuja hospital after a brief illness.
The statement described the late Baru as a consummate mechanical engineer, adding that the 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,” the statement said.
The late Dr. Baru was at the helm of the Corporation from July 4th 2016 to July 7th 2019.