“R-L: Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu newly appointed Secretary General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo and Head of Chancery, Nigeria Embassy in Austria Gazing Dangtim at the OPEC Conference in Vienna”
Nigeria’s Mohammed Barkindo has been appointed Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
The 13-country cartel’s oil ministers announced this in Vienna on Thursday.
Barkindo who took over from long-time incumbent Abdalla El-Badri of Libya will serve as the Secretary Generalfor the next three years.
The former Group Managing Director of NNPC got the nod ahead of other contestants from Saudi, Iran, Ecuador, Iraq and Indonesia.
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Written by Olufunke Edidi
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