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JUST IN: Former NNPC GMD Baru Dies After Brief Illness

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the death of Dr Maikanti Baru, its immediate managing director of the pas group (GMD).

The corporation said in a statement: “NNPC regrets announcing the demise of its former Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, Friday evening.”

Baru, a consummate mechanical engineer, died after a brief illness, said Dr. Kennie Obateru, NNPC Group General Manager, Company Public Relations.

He 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 will.’

Baru, 60, who was in the Corporation’s helm from July 4, 2016 to July 7 , 2019, died in an Abuja hospital following a brief illness.

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