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Breaking: Former NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru Dies of Coronavirus


Maikanti Baru, the immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has died.

Baru died on Friday night, May 29, 2020, at the age of 60.

Close sources confirmed to The Street Journal that the former GMD died from complications of the novel coronavirus. The Street Journal also learnt that he was buried according to Islamic rites at 6:30 am this morning at the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja.

His passing was announced by the current GMD of NNPC, Mele Kyari on Twitter this morning.

”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 tweeted

Baru was the 18th GMD of NNPC. He served in the position from July 2016 to July 2019.

He also served as the Group General Manager (GGM) of National Petroleum Investment Management Services.

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