The immediate past Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, has died at age 60.
NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari, announced his passage on Saturday morning on Twitter.
“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,” he wrote.
Mr Kyari did not state the cause of death.
Baru was the 18th GMD of NNPC. He served in the position from July 2016 to July 2019 and had previously served as the Group General Manager (GGM) of National Petroleum Investment Management Services.