A former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru, is dead. He was 60.
The incumbent boss and Dr Baru’s successor, Mele Kyari, confirmed the death on his verified Twitter handle at midnight.
“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.
A reliable source informed Headline News365 that Dr Baru died around 1am on Saturday at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja after a brief illness.