Incoming OPEC scribe, Barkindo confirms Nigerian oil production on the rise


The incoming Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mr. Mohammed Barkindo said on Tuesday that that he had been told Nigeria’s oil production is beginning to rise, ThisDay reports.

Speaking after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the incoming OPEC secretary general confirmed that he had been informed of a rise in oil production.

He said; “I have been told that production is beginning to rise again. So for us in OPEC, this is the first thing we look at. How much is a member country producing? When we saw that production was falling in Nigeria as a result of recent challenges, the international community, the market also took note of that. “But now I think things are beginning to come back to normalcy and I have seen some of your reports that are also very positive.”