You’ve been a worthy ambassador, Buhari tells outgoing Barkindo
Written by on July 5, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has described the outgoing Secretary-General of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Mohammed Barkindo as a worthy ambassador of Nigeria.
The President, who spoke when he received Barkindo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, told him that posterity will remember him kindly for making the nation and himself proud during his six- year of meritorious service at the helm of affairs as the 4th OPEC Secretary-General from Nigeria.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari expressed the nation’s gratitude to the outgoing OPEC Secretary-General.
He directed the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited to mobilise the oil and gas industry to organise a befitting welcome reception in honour of Barkindo. The President heaped more praises on his compatriot for providing experienced administrative management to OPEC, adding that his efforts have placed the organization in a stronger position to confront the challenges it will face in the coming years.
Barkindo attributed his success to the tremendous guidance, charisma and international gravitas of Buhari; support from OPEC secretariat in Vienna and cooperation by members of the organisation.