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OPEC Secretary-general, Mohammed Barkindo Buried Amid Tears (Photo)

Posted by Amarachi on Thu 07th Jul, 2022 - tori.ng

Barkindo’s body arrived on Wednesday draped in Nigeria’s colours and buried in his hometown.

Barkindo

Mohammed Barkindo

Mohammed Barkindo, the deceased secretary-general of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has been laid to rest in Yola, Adamawa State, his hometown.

Barkindo’s body arrived on Wednesday draped in Nigeria’s colours. Large crowds gathered to receive the body.

Barkindo

 

The final prayer for him was held at the Yola Central Mosque.

Barkindo, 63, died on Tuesday night hours after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock, Abuja.

At the meeting, Buhari described him as a worthy ambassador of the country.

The president said posterity will remember him kindly for making the nation and himself proud during his six years of meritorious service at the helm of affairs as the fourth OPEC secretary-general from Nigeria.

Buhari directed the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the NNPC to mobilise the oil and gas industry to organise a befitting welcome reception in honour of Barkindo.



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