Gov. Fintiri mourns late Sec Gen of OPEC, Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo

Adamawa State Governor, the Rt. Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has expressed his deepest condolences to the Barkindo family over the death of the outgoing Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo who died on Tuesday July 4 hours after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the age of 63.

A statement by Humwashi Wonosikou,
Press Secretary to the Governor quoted the governor as saying, “I received news of the passing of Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo with sadness; the late Barkindo will be remembered as a respected son of Adamawa and OPEC family. His demise is a sad day for me and the people of Adamawa and Nigeria.”

While mourning the late Barkindo, Governor Fintiri said he made Adamawa proud during his 6 years service as OPEC Secretary General.

Governor Fintiri prayed for the eternal repose of the late OPEC Boss describing it as a great loss not only to Adamawa and Nigeria, but the whole world.

“I extend, on behalf of the people and Government of Adamawa State, my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the immediate family, NNPC, OPEC, the people and Government of Adamawa State, over the death of the historic, 4th Secretary General of OPEC.

“We take the occasion to renew the ties of friendship and bonds of cooperation that exist between Nigeria and the OPEC Community. May his soul rest in perfect peace,” he said.

He added that the late Barkindo “earned the abiding respect and affection” of all.

“I wish the family and associates of Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo the strength, comfort and love of the Almighty Allah in these difficult times.”


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