The Secretary-General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo, is dead.
Barkindo died around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, said Mele Kyari, Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Kyari, who died on Wednesday, July 6, July, who announced Barkindo’s death on his personal Twitter account, described the late OPEC Secretary General as a respected figure.
He added that the funeral arrangements for Barkindo would be announced shortly.
“We have lost our esteemed Dr. Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo. He died yesterday, July 5th 2022, around 11pm.
“Certainly a great loss to his immediate family, the NNPC, our country Nigeria, OPEC and the global energy community. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.”
Barkindo’s death comes barely 24 hours after he was at the presidential mansion meeting with President Buhari on Tuesday, July 5.
Barkindo’s term as OPEC Secretary General would have ended on July 31.
Buhari was hailed by the President for his good offices to Nigeria, OPEC and all oil producing nations and confirmed that Barkindo was a worthy Ambassador of Nigeria.
His words :
“You were indeed a worthy ambassador for our country, we are proud of your achievements before and during your appointment to OPEC and of the proud legacy you will leave behind your time as leader of the affairs of OPEC has been a very challenging one for the global oil industry.”
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