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Just In: OPEC Secretary-General, Barkindo, Is Dead

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Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo is dead.

BarkindoBarkindo died on Tuesday evening, according to the Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mele Kyari.

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Barkindo earlier on Tuesday, had been honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja for his work at OPEC. His tenure as OPEC Secretary-General was scheduled to expire this July. The President described him as a worthy ambassador of the country.

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“You have indeed been a worthy ambassador of our country,” President Buhari was quoted as saying in a statement by his media adviser, Femi Adesina. “We are proud of your achievements before and during your appointment at OPEC and the proud legacies you will leave behind. Your time in charge of the affairs of OPEC has been a very challenging one for the global oil industry. Oil producers were finding it difficult to come together to address challenges that were crippling the oil market.

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