1 The Nigerian petroleum industry on Wednesday in Abuja held a night of tributes for the departed Dr Mohammed Barkindo, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
4 Speaking at the ceremony which coincided with the 2022 Nigeria Oil and Gas (NOG) Award, Mr Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd., said Barkindo’s demise was a shock to the industry.
7 Sangster who was represented by Mr Charles Ebereonwu, the Country Communications Manager, TotalEnergies Nigeria, described Barkindo as a humble and hardworking man who made enormous contributions to the oil and gas industry.
8 “All we can do is to pray for the family for the fortitude to bear the loss and the Almighty God to grant his soul eternal rest,” he said.
10 Kennedy said the contributions of the departed global energy leader could not be overemphasised, adding that his death was a huge loss to the sector.
12 Okunbor said OPEC was able to overcome multiple crisis due to his outstanding leadership, adding that he made Nigeria and Nigerians proud on the global stage.
14 “He was the icon of our time. His death is a great loss to Nigeria. God knows best. When our time is up, there is nothing we can do.
15 “He has played his part and we can only continue from where he stopped,” Wabote said.