MAIKANTI Baru, former group managing director, GMD, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has died.
Maikanti died on Friday night, May 29, after a sudden illness at the hospital.
Kennie Obateru, group general manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, confirmed the death of Baru to Realnews on Saturday morning, May 30, expressing shock.
Also, Mele Kyari, group managing director of NNPC, tweeted about his death in his official Twitter handle, saying he has lost a friend and brother.
Realnews that Baru was appointed as group managing director of NNPC, on July 4, 2016. On reaching the statutory age of 60, he retired on July 7, 2019 and was succeeded by Kyari.