Newsone reports that the Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo is dead.
This online news platform understands that Muhammad Barkindo died at about 11p.m on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at the age of 63 years.
Newsone Nigeria reports that Muhammad Barkindo death was announced by the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, Limited, Mele Kyari.
The NNPC GMD in a tweet on Wednesday morning, July 6, 2022, said Barkindo’s demise was a great loss to Nigeria, OPEC, his family, and the international community.
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,” Kyari tweeted.
“Burial arrangements will be announced shortly,” he added.
Newsone reports that before Muhammad Barkindo died, he had visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. The deceased was the third ex-NNPC GMD to have passed on in two years.