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    Managing director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation -NNPC- Mohammed Barkindo speaks after inspecting the burnt oil pipelines belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation at the Altas Cove in Lagos after they have been destroyed with dynamite by the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta overnight on July 13, 2009

    Nigeria’s Barkindo to Become New Secretary-General of OPEC from August 1

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    Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to appoint Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mohammed Barkindo as Secretary-General of OPEC, according to the head of the Public Relations & Information Department at OPEC.

    VIENNA (Sputnik) — Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mohammed Barkindo will become the new secretary-general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) starting from August 1, the head of the Public Relations & Information Department at OPEC said Thursday.

    "The Conference decided to appoint Mr. Mohammed Barkindo as Secretary-General of the Organization with effect from August 1, 2016 for a period of three years," Hasan Hafidh told reporters after an OPEC oil ministers’ meeting in Vienna.

    Barkindo will replace current OPEC Secretary-General Abdalla Salem el-Badri.

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