The immediate past Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, died in Abuja early Saturday.
Baru left the corporation less than a year ago.
According to reports, he died after a brief illness that lasted just about 48 hours.
He passed on at about 2am on Saturday after suddenly falling ill on Thursday, it was learnt.
Baru was 60 at the time of his passing.
His death was also confirmed by the current head of the corporation, Mr Mele Kyari, on his twitter handle this morning.
“My brother, my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died late last night”, he said in the tweet.
More details later…