Nigeria’s Barkindo now Sec-Gen of OPEC

Mohammed Barkindo, who was the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, from 2009 to 2010, has been announced as the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, (OPEC), for the next three years.

Barkindo, was recently nominated by the Federal Government for the position, and was chosen at the 13-member oil cartel’s 169th conference in Vienna, Thursday, is to succeed long-time incumbent Abdalla El-Badri of Libya from August.

The 13-country group, however, did not reach a decision on limiting its oil output.

The former NNPC boss had served as acting Secretary-General of OPEC in 2006, as well as representing Nigeria at the international organization.

 

Author: News Editor

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