“Here Today, Gone Tomorrow”: Femi Adesina Mourns, Reveals Barkindo’s Final Words to President Buhari
- Femi Adesina has mourned the passing of Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
- In his article shared on his Facebook page, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity revealed Barkindo's final words to Buhari
- Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday expressed the nation’s gratitude to Barkindo, describing him as a worthy ambassador of the country
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Presidential media aide, Femi Adesina has revealed the final words of Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, the outgoing Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), to President Muhammadu Buhari.
In his article titled “BARKINDO’S FINAL WORDS TO ME.”, Adesina revealed the times and life of the late OPEC head and his last moments with him and the president, on his Facebook page.
Adesina also gave the details of what Barkindo told him and the president before he passed away on Tuesday, July 5.
The full article by the special adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity is shared below;
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"Here today, gone tomorrow is a common saying. But with the then outgoing Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, it was here in the morning, gone at night."
OPEC head Barkindo dies at 63 in 'shock' to oil cartel
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that OPEC's secretary general, Nigeria's Mohammad Barkindo, died at the age of 63, leaving the oil cartel in "shock" on Wednesday, July 6, at a tumultuous time for the markets.
Barkindo had headed the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries since 2016 and was scheduled to be replaced by Kuwait's Haitham Al-Ghais next month.
Under his stewardship, the cartel forged ties with Russia and nine other oil-producing countries to form a wider group known as OPEC+ in a bid to better stabilise oil markets. After OPEC+ slashed output during the pandemic to boost prices, the 23-member group's moves have not calmed markets -- with record high prices -- in recent months amid the war in Ukraine.
Till we meet again my good friend: Tinubu mourns, shares photos of last moment with Barkindo
The Group Chief Executive, Oando Plc, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, has mourned the death of Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Tinubu said Barkindo’s death had robbed him of a good friend.
He wrote on his Instagram page:
“We had many conversations and speeches together yesterday but this wasn’t one of them."