The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr Mohammad Barkindo has arrived Nigeria to begin a four-day working visit.
Barkindo will be attending the 16th Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition (NOG) organised by the CWC Consulting scheduled for Feb. 27 to March 2, 2017.
More than 6,000 delegates, 250 exhibitors, from over 20 countries, many oil and gas experts and hundreds of government representatives from different countries are expected at the conference.
While in the country, Barkindo will be meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of State Petroleum Resources Dr Ibe Kachikwu, among other stakeholders, to discuss market dynamics in the sector.
The NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, said the fallout of Barkindo’s visit will be felt in the sector for a long time.
“Yes, it is a big event that will affect our markets positively. He is leading an eight-man delegation and his advance team arrived earlier and will talk on the oil and gas market outlook.
“I believe whatever policies put in place here will be strictly adhered to and give our economy the needed boost. I’m excited. It’s a big event,” Ughamadu said.
Ughamadu said Dr Ibe Kachikwu would give a keynote address on Repositioning the Oil and Gas Sector while the NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, would speak on “Commercialising the NNPC”.