Mohammad Barkindo-OPEC SG

By Victor Ernest with agency report

The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr Muhammad Barkindo, has arrived in Nigeria on Sunday on a four-day working visit.

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Barkindo, who is also in the country for the 16th Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition (NOG), will be meeting with acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr Ibe Kachikwu, among other stakeholders, to discuss market dynamics in the sector.

It was gathered that 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”.

The conference, which is organised by the CWC Consulting, begins on 27 February and ends on 2nd March.

More than 6,000 delegates, 250 exhibitors from over 20 countries, oil and gas experts and hundreds of government representatives from different countries are expected at the conference.