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Maikanti Baru, the former group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has passed away

The news of his death was broken by Kle Kyari his successor.

“My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC is dead,” Kyari said.

Baru retired from NNPC as GMD in July 2019, a post he was appointed to by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2016.