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Barkindo’s Death: NOG Organizers Call Off 2022 Dinner/Award Night

Organisers of the 2022 Nigeria Oil & Gas (NOG) Conference and Exhibition have called off the conference’s dinner/award night.

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.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Barkindo died in Abuja on Tuesday night.

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.

Barkindo died at the age of 63 after attending the opening of the NOG Conference where he delivered a keynote address at the event.

He was the Group General Manager of the NNPC after which he became the OPEC boss.

Barkindo was buried in his hometown Yola, Adamawa State, according to Islamic rites on Wednesday. (NAN)

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