Maikanti Baru, the immediate past Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is dead.
His death was announced by Mele Kyari, his successor, on Saturday. He tweeted that he died late Friday.
Baru was appointed NNPC GMD by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2016, a position he held up until 2019.
He announced his retirement in July 2019 when he clocked the age of 60.