Baru was appointed NNPC GMD by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2016. Merle Kyari, the current GMDnof the state-run oil company broke the news on Twitter on Saturday, May 30, 2020. He tweeted, “my friend and my mentor, Dr Maikanti Baru, immediate past GMD of NNPC died last night
Former President of Nigeria sacks staff of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State. This sack letter was issued on the 25th of May, 2020.