1 Organisers of the 2022 Nigeria Oil & Gas (NOG) Conference and Exhibition have called off the conference’s night.
2 A statement by the organisers, DMG Events, said the development was in honour of the late Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr Mohammad Barkindo.
3 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Barkindo died in Abuja on Tuesday night.
4 NNPC, a Principal Sponsor of the event since year 2000 had requested that all outstanding activities of the conference be cancelled following the death of the late international energy icon.
5 Barkindo died at the age of 63 after attending the opening of the NOG Conference where he delivered a keynote address at the event.
6 He was the Group General Manager of the NNPC after which he became the OPEC boss.
7 Barkindo was buried in his hometown Yola, Adamawa State, according to Islamic rites on Wednesday.
8 NewsSourceCredit: NAN