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10 things You Must Know About know about newly Appointed NNPC GMD, Maikanti Kacalla Baru


  • He was Born July 1959, he is 57 years old
  • He is from Jama’are in Bauchi State, in the North-East geopolitical zone, but grew up in Jos, Plateau State.
  • He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, and is well respected within the profession.
  • He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with a first class honours. He also holds a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Until his appointment, he was Special Adviser (Upstream) to the Minister of State for Petroleum.
  • Before he was appointed adviser, he was NNPC’s Group Executive Director, Exploration and Production.
  • He served as director of the NNPC-owned Carlson Services (UK) Limited between December 7, 2004 and January 25, 2007.
  • He once served as GGM, Liquefied Natural Gas.
  • He was also a GGM, National Petroleum Investment Management Services
  • He was NNPC’s chief technical negotiator on the West African Gas Pipeline project from July 1999 to April 2004.

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