The Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, Dr. Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo, is dead. He died about 11pm on Tuesday.
Barkindo died hours after he was received at the presidential villa.
During the visit on Tuesday, Barkindo was described by the President Muhammadu Buhari as a worthy ambassador of the country.
His death was announced in the early hours of Wednesday by NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari.
Kyari tweeted, “We lost our esteemed Dr Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo. He died at about 11pm 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.”
Barkindo’s tenure as OPEC Secretary General comes to an end on July 31.