OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo Dies Aged 63, Nigerian Petroleum Boss Mele Kyari Says
05:44 GMT 06.07.2022 (Updated: 06:22 GMT 06.07.2022)
The Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, dies aged 63.
Mele Kyari, the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), announced the death of Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo in a tweet on Wednesday morning.
He died at about 11pm on Tuesday night, according to Mele Kyari. The cause of his death was not disclosed.
According to reports, Barkindo was received by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, and later gave a speech at the Nigerian Oil & Gas conference (NOG) which is still in session in the country's capital Abuja.
Barkindo has served as OPEC Secretary General since August 2016
and was expected to complete his term as the OPEC Secretary General on July 31.
Mohammed Barkindo was born in 1959 in Nigeria.