The sad news of the death of immediate past Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Maikanti Baru moved the nation after it broke.
His death was announced Friday by the present GMD of the corporation, Mr Mele Kyari via his twitter handle @MKKyari.
He died on Friday night, May 29, 2020, at the age of 60 from complications of the novel coronavirus, a source disclosed to The Street Journal.
Here are five facts about Baru you need to know.
1. Baru was born in July 1959 in Misau, Bauchi State.
2. He attended Federal Government College, Jos for his secondary education where he graduated in 1978.
3. He obtained his bachelor of engineering degree from Ahmadu Bello University in 1982 and a doctorate in Computer Aided Engineering from the University of Sussex.
4. Baru was appointed as the 18th Group Managing Director of NNPC, on 4 July 2016. On reaching the statutory age of 60, he retired on 7 July 2019 and was succeeded by Mele Kyari.
5. He lost three immediate members of his family; his mother, sister and son —all in one year.