Tehran (IP) - Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo died on Tuesday at 63.

Iran PressEurope: 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.

Though the cause of his death has not been disclosed, Barkindo was received at the State House Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari, who lauded the outgoing OPEC secretary general’s six-year tenure and described him as a worthy ambassador of Nigeria.

Hours before his death, in a meeting with the President of Nigeria, he had said that if Iran and Venezuela increased their production, the oil supply shortage could be reduced.


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