Ex-NNPC Boss Allegedly Died Of COVID-19, Hospital Where He Was Treated Last Revealed

On Friday night, Maikanti Baru, former group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), drew his last breath.
Mele Kyari, his successor, who broke the news on Twitter, did not state the cause of his death, though he was reported to have been sick.

His death is shocking, no doubt, but what is perhaps more tragic is that it is another tragedy in a string of tragedies in the Baru family.

Before he passed, the grim reaper had hit Baru’s family. He lost three immediate members of his family; his mother, sister and son —all in one year!

Mohammed, his son, died after collapsing in May 2017 while in UAE.

At the time, he was studying at the American University, Sharjah.

Baru lost him about two weeks after his sister died in the same month.

The former NNPC GMD was preparing to depart Nigeria for the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Texas, United States, when death struck his sister.

Also, he was at the time still mourning Fatima Baru, his mother, who died in her hometown in Misau local government area of Bauchi state.

His mother passed away after a brief illness at the age of 102, leaving behind five children and over 50 grandchildren.

However, self-proclaimed, Minister of Information & Diaspora, Adetutu Balogun, has via her Twitter page said that Baru died of COVID-19 after spending two days at the NNPC clinic before giving up the ghost at Ceder Crest Hospital, Abuja.

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