Outgoing Secretary-General of OPEC Muhammad Barkindo is dead


The outgoing Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo, is dead.

He died at about 11 pm on Tuesday, July 5. He was aged 63.

His death was announced in the early hours of today July 6 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 statement on his verified Twitter handle, @MKKyari, the NNPC GMD wrote:

”We lost our esteemed Dr Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo. He died at about 11pm 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,”

Hours before his death, Barkindo was received at the State House by President Muhammadu Buhari, who applauded him for his meritorious service in OPEC and described him as a worthy ambassador of Nigeria.

OPEC outgoing Secretary General, Muhammad Barkindo, dies at 63

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