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OPEC Secretary General, Muhammad Barkindo, is Dead – THISDAYLIVE

OPEC Secretary General, Muhammad Barkindo, is Dead – THISDAYLIVE

Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo, is dead. He died at about 11pm on Tuesday. He was aged 63.

His death was announced in the early hours of Wednesday by NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari, who described his departure as a great loss to his immediate family, NNPC Nigeria, OPEC and global energy community.

In a statement on his verified twitter handlle, @MKKyari, at 4.32am Weddnesday, 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,”

Though the cause of his death was not disclosed in the tweet, Barkindo was received at the State House Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari, who lauded the outgoing OPEC secretary general six year tenure and described him as a worthy ambassador of Nigeria.

See photo with Buhari at the State House Abuja Tuesday

PRESIDENT BUHARI AUDIENCE WITH OUTGOING OPEC SEC GEN BAKINDO 8-8B L-R; Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari, President Muhammadu Buhari and the outgoing OPEC Sec Gen Mr. Mohammed Barkindo with his Children during an audience with the Outgoing Secretary General of Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mr Barkindo at the State House Ab uja., PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JULY 5TH 2022

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