Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo, is dead.
He died at about 11 pm on Tuesday. He was aged 63.
His death was announced in the early hours of Wednesday by NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari, who described his departure as a great loss to his immediate family, NNPC Nigeria, OPEC and the global energy community.
In a statement on his verified Twitter handle, @MKKyari, at 4.32 am Wednesday, the NNPC GMD wrote: ”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. Burial arrangements will be announced shortly,”