Former Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has mourned the passing away of the former Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru.
Recall that Mr Baru had died Friday evening at an Abuja hospital, following a brief illness.
In a condolence message via his Twitter handle, Mr Kachikwu said: “I just learnt about the demise of Dr Maikanti Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC. Dr Baru was a member of the NNPC board which I chaired from 2016 to 2019.
“Last month, I called to find out how he was settling down in retirement. I felicitated with him and his family.
“He expressed his appreciation and I wished him well. Sad to learn about his death. My sincere condolences to his loved ones.
“I pray that God grants his family and close friends the fortitude to bear the loss. May his soul rest in peace.”