By Marcus Okechukwu
Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo, has been announced dead.
He died at about 11pm on Tuesday night. 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 Wednesday, 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,”
Barkindo met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday same day he died where he was lauded for his contributions to the oil and gas industry, especially his role in stabilizing the sector.