The Minister of State for Petroleum Sources, Timipre Sylva has described as unlucky the sudden demise of outgoing Secretary Common of the Group of Petroleum Exporting International locations (OPEC).
In a letter to the household of the late OPEC scribe, by the Petroleum Ministry and signed by the minister,
Sylva additional described the late “Barkindo as worthy ambassador of our nice nation Nigeria” including that “his contribution to the worldwide vitality area shall be tough to match.”
On this time, Sylva stated the ministry and the Nigerians “share your grief and pray that the Almighty Alllah will grant him everlasting relaxation and his household the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Could Almighty Allah obliterate his brief oming and grant him Wljannat Fidaus-Amen,” the letter learn.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, Barkindo’s dying had despatched shock waves throughout Nigeria with many taking it as a type of stunt by on-line outfits in search of to draw views to their web site.
Nonetheless, in a tweet on his official Twitter deal with, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Firm (NNPC) Restricted, Mele Kyari, confirmed Barkindo’s dying within the early hours of Wednesday.
Kyari stated the previous NNPC GMD died at about 11pm on Tuesday, describing his demise as a fantastic loss to his household, NNPC Nigeria, OPEC and the worldwide vitality group.
“We misplaced our esteemed Dr Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo. He died at about 11 pm yesterday fifth July 2022. Actually a fantastic loss to his speedy household, the NNPC, our nation Nigeria, the OPEC and the worldwide vitality group.
“Burial preparations shall be introduced shortly,” Kyari stated.
Earlier on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari had described the outgoing OPEC Secretary Common as a worthy ambassador of Nigeria when he acquired him in at State Home in Abuja.
In a press release by his Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President stated posterity would bear in mind Barkindo kindly for making the nation and himself proud throughout his six years of meritorious service on the helm of affairs because the 4th OPEC Secretary-Common from Nigeria.
Dr. Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo died on the age of 63.