The outgoing secretary-general of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo is dead.
The news of his death was made public by Mele Kyari, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, through a tweet in the early hours of Wednesday.
According to Kyari, Late Barkindo died at about 11p.m on Tuesday. He was aged 63.
The NNPC GMD described his departure as a great loss to his immediate family, NNPC Nigeria, OPEC and the global energy community.
“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,” Kyari tweeted.
“Burial arrangements will be announced shortly.”
Barkindo is the third ex-NNPC GMD to have passed on in two years — Maikanti Baru died in May 2020 and Joseph Dawha in August 2020.