Mohammed Barkindo is likely to be chosen as the next Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Barkindo was Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from 2009 to 2010.
According to three different sources on Tuesday, OPEC is likely to choose Mohammed Barkindo, a former head of state oil firm NNPC, as the next Secretary-General of the group.
It is of common knowledge that OPEC has been looking for a replacement for Libya’s Abdullah al-Badri, who was elected acting Secretary-General in December until the end of July after serving full terms.
OPEC oil ministers meet on Thursday in Vienna. The consensus of all members – which in the past has sometimes been elusive – is required for the appointment of a new Secretary-General.
According to a Federal Government official “We are putting Barkindo forward for the job of OPEC secretary general because he has the required qualification and experience,”