The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Sunday said it has appointed Mallam Mele Kyari, the Group General Manager in charge of its Crude Oil Marketing Division, as Nigeria’s National Representative to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
The corporation in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, said the appointment was made by Nigeria’s Head of Delegation to the OPEC Conference and the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Board Chairman of NNPC, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu.
According to the statement, the position requires Mallam Kyari to lead Nigeria’s team to the OPEC Economic Commission Board (ECB) which precedes the bi-annual meetings of the OPEC Ministerial conference.
Ughamadu said the ECB reviews the global oil markets and makes input from the perspectives of the individual member countries.
He further explained that Mallam Kyari may also be required to provide any support to the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and the OPEC Governor in the performance of Nigeria’s roles and participation in OPEC matters.
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