The 18th GMD and the immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, Maikanti Baru, died at the age of 60.
Announced his passing on Twitter, the current GMD of NNPC, Mele Kyari,tweet”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.
Maikanti Baru served as GMD of NNPC from July 2016 to July 2019 and had previously served as the Group General Manager (GGM) of National Petroleum Investment Management Services.
Mr Baru was born in 1959 and he attended Federal Government College, Jos for his secondary education where he graduated in 1978.In 1982, he obtained his bachelor of engineering degree from Ahmadu Bello University.
Baru has a doctorate in Computer Aided Engineering from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.
He led a career in engineering, rising through the ranks at the NNPC before he was eventually appointed to lead the organisation by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016.