The Secretary General of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, Dr. Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo has died at the age of 63.
The Group Managing Director of NNPC Limited, Mallam Mele Kyari who announced this on his official Twitter handle said he died around 11pm last night.
His tweet “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 whose term as OPEC scribe was due to end at the end of July.
He was at the Presidential Villa Tuesday morning where he met with President Muhammadu Buhari.
He was also the opening ceremony of the ongoing 2022 Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference where he was the Honourary Chairman.
He was a former Group Managing Director of the NNPC during late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua regime.