FG Reconstitutes NNPC Board, As Former GMD Baru, Pass On

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), after the expiration of the term of the board members appointed in 2016.


Dr Maikanti Baru

Dr Maikanti Baru

This comes as the immediate past Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru dies, aged 60, after a brief illness.

Members appointed into the new board are Mohammed Lawal (North West), Tajudeen Umar (North East), Adamu Mahmood  Attah (North Central), according to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) Femi Adesina.

Others include Senator Magnus Abe (South South), Dr Stephen Dike (South East), and Chief Pius Akinyelure (South West). The new board will be in place for three years.

Meanwhile,  the NNPC which announced Dr Baru’s demise with regrets Friday night, said he was a consummate Mechanical Engineer, and the 18th GMD of the Corporation.

Expressing shock over the sudden death of Dr Baru, GMD Mele Kyari described him as a man ‘of exemplary character and disposition.’

Baru the 18th GMD of NNPC was at the helm of the Corporation from July 4th 2016 to July 7th 2019. He died Friday night in an Abuja hospital after a brief illness.


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