The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has expressed delight over the re-election of Nigeria’s Dr. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, as Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) for a fresh three-year term.
The NNPC GMD in a congratulatory letter to the OPEC Chief Scribe, noted that the re-election of Barkindo did not come as a surprise considering the quantum leap the organization had taken in achieving its most fundamental objective of sustaining crude oil market stability within the period of his first term.
Baru said that though Barkindo assumed office in 2016 when the global petroleum industry was in a gloom, he was able to rally both groups and create profound stability in the oil market.
“It goes without saying, therefore, that your re-election is an overwhelming endorsement by the Organization, even as I urge that you continue to make Nigeria, and indeed, Africa, proud of your good work at the global Organization,” Baru said in the letter.
While calling on God to guide the OPEC scribe’s effort as he begins a new tenure, Baru stated that Management and Staff of the corporation were proud of Barkindo’s achievements at OPEC. Dr. Barkindo is a former Group Managing Director of the NNPC.