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Nigeria’s Barkindo re-elected OPEC Sec Gen (updated)

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna on Monday re-elected Nigeria’s Mohammed Barkindo as Secretary-General for a three-year tenure.

The oil bloc also approved a nine-month extension for the global oil cut.

Barkindo, born 20 April 1959 in Yola, was first appointed August 1 2016.

He previously served as OPEC Acting Secretary General in 2006.

He represented Nigeria on OPEC’s Economic Commission Board from 1993 till 2008.

Barkindo was GMD of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from 2009 to 2010.

SOURCE: Agency Reports