Baru Delivers ABU Pre-Convocation Lecture Next Friday

By Dipo Olowookere

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, has been pencilled down to deliver the pre-convocation lecture at the 40th convocation of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State.

Mr Baru is an alumnus of the prestigious university.

The title of the lecture is ‘Oil and Gas Industry and the Nigerian State: Enduring Value, Promoting Economic Integration and Social Stability.’

The event, slated for Friday, November 24, 2017, will be chaired by the Oba of Lagos, Mr Rilwanu Akiolu.

The event will also afford Mr Baru the opportunity to visit the Faculty of Engineering from where he graduated in 1982 with a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering with laurels such as the Best Final Year Mechanical Engineering Student; Lever Brothers Prize for Best Final Year Mechanical Engineering Investigation Project; Nigerian Breweries Limited Prize for the Best Final Year Mechanical Engineering Student and the Shell BP Petroleum Prize for the Best Final Year Mechanical Engineering Student.

Speaking on the event, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 40th convocation ceremony, Prof Bala Dewu, said it would be a home-coming for Dr Baru.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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