The death of the OPEC Secretary General was announced by a spokesman for the Nigerian Oil Ministry. The cause of death is still unknown.
As Kiari Mele, Managing Director of the Nigerian National Oil Company Limited, noted in his Twitter account, Barkindo’s death is a great loss for his loved ones, the Nigerian National Oil Corporation, OPEC and the world community.
Note that Barkindo has headed the oil bloc since August 2016. Prior to his appointment as OPEC Secretary General, the man was a member of the Nigerian delegation, and then its official representative.