OPEC Secretary-General: Muhammad Barkindo Death Cause & Obituary
The death cause of Muhammad Barkindo, the outgoing secretary-general of OPEC, has not been disclosed yet. His obituary has also not been released. His death was verified by Mallam Mele Kyari, group managing director of NNPC Ltd., in a tweet sent out on Wednesday morning.
"Our esteemed Dr. Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo passed away. On July 5, 2022, at about 11 p.m., he passed away. His personal family, the NNPC, Nigeria, OPEC, and the global energy world have all suffered a significant loss."
"The details of the funeral will be released soon.", Kyari stated.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihir rajiun. We lost an illustrious son of Adamawa State and Nigeria as a whole. Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo, the Secretary General of OPEC, passed on at 11pm yesterday. May Allah SWT grant him rahamah and repose his soul in Aljannah Firdausi. pic.twitter.com/KsYnHImnCH— Ahmed B. Ibrahim (@AbIbrahi) July 6, 2022
Barkindo was greeted at the White House on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari, who praised the departing OPEC secretary general's six-year stint and referred to him as a deserving ambassador of Nigeria.