May 27, 2018

Nigeria nominates Barkindo as next OPEC secretary general

Nigeria nominates Barkindo as next OPEC secretary general

Nigeria has nominated Mohammed Barkindo, a former head of state oil firm NNPC, as the next secretary general of producer group OPEC, a government official said on Thursday.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has been looking for a replacement for Abdullah al-Badri, who was elected acting secretary general in December until the end of July after serving full terms.

“We are putting Barkindo forward for the job of OPEC secretary general because he has the required qualification and experience,” a government official said, asking not to be named. Read more

 

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