OPEC Secretary-General, Barkindo, Is Dead

Muhammad Barkindo, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, is dead.

According to the reports, Barkindo died on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, revealed Barkindo’s death in a tweet posted to his verified Twitter handle, @MKKyari, in the early hours of Wednesday.

Kyari said, “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.” 

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 at 11pm yesternight. May Allah grant him Aljanna firdausi. Amin. That is the ephemerality and transience of life.”


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