Mother to Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr. Maikanti Baru, were laid to rest in her hometown of Misau in Bauchi State on Friday.
Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said yesterday in Abuja, Late Hajiya Fatima Baru, who passed on at the age of 102 on Thursday evening after a brief illness, was committed to mother earth shortly after the Muslim funeral rite – led by the Chief Imam of Misau, Malam Manu Mohammed – at the Misau Central Mosque.
It explained that she passed on after a brief illness, but was committed to mother earth shortly after the Muslim funeral rites were observed by the Chief Imam of Misau
Speaking during a condolence visit on the GMD, Minister of State for Petroleum Reources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu commiserated with the entire Baru household, urging the GMD to particularly take solace in the fact that the deceased had lived a fulfilled life.
“It is my conviction that the GMD’s Mum is now at rest and happy. This is because she was able to raise a child that all Nigerians are very proud of,” Dr. Kachikwu stated.
NNPC’s Chief Operating Officer, Upstream, Mallam Bello Rabiu, who spoke on behalf of NNPC Management after the burial commiserated with the GMD over the “irreparable loss.”
Describing death as “an inevitable path for all”, Mallam Rabiu also prayed to Almighty Allah to grant the deceased eternal rest in paradise.
Dr. Maikanti Baru thanked everyone for identifying with him in his trying time and prayed Allah to grant them safe trip back to their respective destinations.