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OPEC Secretary General, Barkindo dies hours after meeting Buhari

The Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo is dead. (TNG) reports Barkindo died on Tuesday at about 11 pm, hours after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

His death was announced in the early hours of Wednesday by the General Managing Director (GMD) of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari.

“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. Burial arrangements will be announced shortly,” Kyari tweeted.

TNG reports President Buhari had on Tuesday received Barkindo at the State House in Abuja, where the president described him as a worthy ambassador of the country.

Buhari had said posterity will remember Barkindo kindly for making the nation and himself proud during his six years of meritorious service at the helm of affairs as the 4th OPEC Secretary-General from Nigeria.

Barkindo’s tenure as OPEC Secretary General comes to an end on July 31.

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