Maikanti Baru simply revealed that the deceased was his brother, friend, and mentor and he was a man of exemplary character and disposition.
He then prayed that Allah will forgive him and have mercy on his soul.
His words, “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.”
Immediate past Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Baru’s predecessor at the NNPC. Dr. Ibe Kachikwu added, “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.”
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