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OPEC SG Muhammad Barkindo dies shortly after oil and gas stakeholders meeting
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OPEC SG Muhammad Barkindo dies shortly after oil and gas stakeholders meeting 

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Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo is dead.

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari, announced his demise in a tweet in the early hours of Wednesday.

Kyari said he died at about 11p.m on Tuesday few hours after delivering a speech to oil and gas stakeholders at the ongoing 2022 Nigerian oil and gas conference and exhibition in Abuja.

After the event, he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the statehouse alongside a delegation from the OPEC secretariat.

“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.”

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