NOG Conference and Exhibition Ends with Tributes to Barkindo
The NOG Conference and Exhibition came to a close yesterday in a sour note with business leaders and industry captains paying tribute to the late head of OPEC, Muhammadu Sanusi Barkindo who died after he delivered an address at the show on Tuesday.
With the devastating news of OPEC passing, Christopher Hudson, President – Energy, dmg events, gave an open condolence address, noting that Barkindo had tremendous impact on the global energy space.
“It is with great sadness that I stand before you today to share the news and express our deepest condolences for the loss of His Excellency, Mohammad Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC who passed away last night,” Hudson said.
“His Excellency had a profound and positive impact on the global energy market as well as the Nigerian oil and gas industry. His Excellency was one of the founding fathers of NOG where we stand today.”
“Words do really fail me as we pay tribute this legendary leader. On behalf of us all at dmg events and friends, colleagues around the world, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of His Excellency, Mohammad Barkindo.”
Gbenga Komolafe, CEO, Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission, (NURC) also joined others in expressing his condolences on the passing of Barkindo.
“That goes to show the ephemerality of life,” he said as he shares his last moments with the late OPEC chief.
The industry regulator’s address on ‘Providing Regulatory Oversight in The PIA Era’ was presented by Engr. Farouk Ahmed, chief executive officer, Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority; Mr. Gbenga Komolafe, Commission, chief executive, Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission
(NURC); and Kamoru Busari, Ag permanent secretary, ministry of petroleum resources.
The last day at the show also witnessed multiple raffle draws on the Exhibition show floor and ended with a Night of Tribute to the late OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Barkindo.