Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo, is dead.
He died at about 11 pm on Tuesday at the age of 63.
His death was announced at 6:32 am on Wednesday by NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari, who described his departure as a great loss to his immediate family, NNPC Nigeria, OPEC, and the global energy community.
In a tweet on his verified Twitter handle, @MKKyari, the NNPC Group Managing Director wrote: ”We lost our esteemed Dr. Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo. He died at about 11 pm yesterday 5th July 2022. Certainly a great loss to his immediate family, the NNPC, our country Nigeria, the OPEC, and the global energy community. Burial arrangements will be announced shortly,”
Muhammed Barkindo was received at the State House Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari, who lauded the outgoing OPEC Secretary-General and described him as a worthy ambassador of Nigeria.
He asked the Minister of State Petroleum and the NNPC GMD to give Barkindo a memorable retirement party.