OPEC Secretary-General, Barkindo Has Passed Away
The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Muhammad Barkindo, is dead.
He passed away late on Tuesday.
Mele Kyari, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, announced Barkindo’s death in an early Wednesday tweet posted to his verified Twitter handle, @MKKyari.
Kyari tweeted: “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.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had, on Tuesday, honoured Barkindo, describing him as a worthy ambassador of the country, at the State House, Abuja.