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OPEC Secretary-General Dies After Meeting Buhari

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The Secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Counties (OPEC), Mohammed Barkindo, is dead. This was announced by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.


Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo

The Secretary- General was born April 20, 1959 and was appointed in 2016, making him the fourth Nigerian to hold that position.

“We lost our esteemed Dr. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo. He died at about 11pm yesterday 5th July 2022,” the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mele Kyari, posted on his verified Twitter handle Wednesday morning.


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.”

President Muhammadu Buhari , had, on Tuesday, honored Barkindo, describing him as a worthy ambassador of the country, at the State House, Abuja.

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Reacting to Barkindo’s death, a former lawmaker in the eighth Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, tweeted to his Twitter page,

“Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo, former GMD NNPC and until recently, @OPECSecretariat scribe, was honored yesterday. He died 11 pm yesternight. May Allah grant him Aljanna firdausi. Amin. That is the ephemerality and transience of life.”



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