Nigeria’s Oil Minister, Alison-Madueke Emerges OPEC Pioneer Female PresidentFeatured, Latest News Thursday, November 27th, 2014
By Niyi Adeyi
Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has been elected the first female President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Alison-Madueke, emerged Thursday morning, the leader of the world oil producing nations giant, at the ongoing 166th General Meeting of the body in its headquarters Vienna, Austria.
She succeeded Libyan Vice Prime Minister for Corporations, Abdourhman Atahar Al-Ahirish.
Prior to the election, Alison-Madueke, has been appointed the alternate OPEC President. She is therefore expected to begin a one-year term as the head of oil body.
Indications have also emerged that the ongoing OPEC meeting will consider options to moderate oil crisis in the international market.
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