Former NNPC GMD Barkindo emerges as OPEC Secretary-General

Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mohammed Barkindo, has emerged as the secretary general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
He will serve for the next three years, the cartel’s oil ministers decide.
He is to succeed long-time incumbent Abdalla Salem El-Badri of Libya from August, who had completed two full terms an OPEC spokesman announces.
OPEC has been looking for a replacement for El-Badri, who was elected as acting Secretary-General in December until the end of July after serving full terms.
Oil ministers from the 13-member group of powerful oil producing countries met in Vienna, Austria on Thursday, July 2.
The consensus of all members, which in the past had sometimes been elusive, is required for the appointment of a new secretary-general.
Barkindo was the NNPC GMD from 2009 to 2010. He has also been an acting Secretary-General of OPEC in 2006.
The Federal Government nominated Mr Barkindo for the position citing his qualification and experience.
The 13-country group did not reach a decision on limiting its oil output