A few hours after delivering his keynote address at the official opening of the ongoing 21st NOG Conference and Exhibition on Tuesday in Abuja, Dr Mohammad Barkindo, OPEC Secretary-General, died around 11pm same day.
This was confirmed by the Group Managing Director (GMD) of NNPC Ltd, Mele Kyari.
Kyari, who broke the news this morning in his Twitter handle, said: “We lost our esteemed Dr. Mohammad 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 shortly”.