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Nigeria’s Mohammed Barkindo becomes OPEC scribe



Mohammed Barkindo

Mohammed Barkindo Photo: The Nation Newspapers

Nigeria’s Mohammed Barkindo will serve as the Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), for the next three years.

The cartel’s oil ministers announced this in Vienna on Thursday.

Barkindo is to succeed long-time incumbent Abdalla El-Badri of Libya from August.

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

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. just passing

    June 2, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    clears cough

  2. oversabi

    June 2, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I gues Kachikwu is not intelligent enough to do what his peers have done in the past, which is wear both the OPEC and Minister hats???! See tribalism in action. Mtcheew

    • UGO

      June 2, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Erm Ibe is still president of OPEC. Secretary-General is a staff of OPEC, which is different from being President who is the head of the B.O.D

    • Toyosi

      June 2, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Wait a minute! so the other oil producing states (countries) are being tribalistic? when they voted Dieziani in they were what then? this is an international position voted by other countries including nigeria.

  3. deedee

    June 3, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I wonder why some people can’t see beyond tribalism iin every action, just cos Barkindo is from the North, it is now tribalism.Newsflash @oversabi, the man was elected by votes from other countries. So, choke on your hatred for the North.mtschewww

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