Reuters report, Nigeria has nominated Oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke to succeed long serving incumbent Abdullah al-Badri as OPEC secretary-general, Iraq’s oil minister said on Tuesday.
The proposal was intended to solve the deadlock over the post created by opposing candidates from Saudi Arabia and Iran, Abdul Kareem Luaibi said.
Luaibi added that Iraq continued to back its own candidate, and the issue remained unresolved. Badri’s latest term in the office ends in December.
If the Nigerian candidacy is successful, Alison-Madueke would be the oil exporter group’s club’s first female in the post.
OPEC is to meet on Wednesday.