Muhammad Barkindo, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ secretary general, has passed away.
Barkindo passed away on Tuesday night.
In the small hours of Wednesday, Mele Kyari, the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, tweeted to his verified Twitter account, @MKKyari, to share the news of Barkindo’s passing.
“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,” Kyari tweeted.
At the State House in Abuja on Tuesday, President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.) honored Barkindo and praised him as a deserving ambassador for the nation.
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 honoured yesterday. He died 11pm yesternight. May Allah grant him Aljanna firdausi. Amin. That is the ephemerality and transience of life.”