The Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo, is dead.
Barkindo died at about 11p.m on Tuesday at the age of 63 years.
His death was announced by Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, Limited in a tweet on Wednesday morning.
Kyari said Barkindo’s demise was a great loss to Nigeria, OPEC, his family, and the international community.
He tweeted, “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,” he added.
Barkindo had visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
The deceased was the third ex-NNPC GMD to have passed on in two years.