OPEC to mark 50th anniversary of Nigeria’s membership

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will on July 12 mark the 50th anniversary of Nigeria’s membership of the organisation.
OPEC’s Secretary-General, Dr Mohammad Barkindo, made the disclosure in a statement.
Nigeria was unanimously accepted as the 11th Member of OPEC on July 12, 1971.
According to Barkindo, that day has been of historic importance for Nigeria and OPEC.
He said: “To commemorate this landmark date, the OPEC Secretariat has pieced together a special OPEC Bulletin.
“The edition will look at the history of Nigeria’s relationship with OPEC, including the many giants of Nigerian public service, who have been responsible for the successful five-decade relationship that has evolved with OPEC.
“We will interview high-level figures and examine and explore other topical issues surrounding Nigeria.’’
Barkindo said that the focal interview would be with President Muhammadu Buhari who he described as an OPEC veteran for over 40 years.
According to him, Buhari has been heavily involved in the organisation’s affairs…


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