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Ex- NNPC GMD,Maikanti Baru Dies At 60

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Maikanti Baru, the former group managing director of the NNPC, has died.


Baru died late Friday night in yet undisclosed location and of undisclosed ailments. He was 60.


His death was announced early Saturday morning by the current head of the state-owned energy conglomerate, Mele Kyari.

He twitted that 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.

Baru was appointed NNPC GMD by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2016.

He handed over to the current GMD Kyari in 2019 on retirement after clocking 60 years.

Baru was born in July 1959 in Misau local government area of Bauchi state.

He attended Federal Government College, Jos for his secondary education and graduated in 1978.

In 1982 he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University.

Baru has a doctorate in Computer Aided Engineering from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.

He was the 18th GMD of NNPC.