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PDP hails oil minister's OPEC appointment

01 December 2014, 08:54Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated the Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, as President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

“Her election as the first female president of OPEC is, indeed, a confirmation of the successes of the Transformation Agenda of the present administration and the global confidence in Nigeria under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan," read a PDP statement.

“Alison-Madueke’s determined growth of the Nigerian operational capacity and local content in exploration and production, particularly through the facilitation and approval of large-scale divestments by oil majors to indigenous companies is unprecedented in Africa’s oil history."

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PDP said this was part of the many landmark achievements of the exemplary government of President Goodluck Jonathan.

It added that as a leading exporter of oil, Nigeria was now advantageously positioned to contribute and help shape major decisions in the global oil market.

The party said the decision by the OPEC member nations to hand the task of presiding over their affairs to a prominent cabinet member in government spoke volumes of the trust reposed in the country by the international community.

“We note with happiness that with the vigorous implementation of the Transformation Agenda, our economy now ranks as one of the fastest growing in the world."

Nigeria is rated a top investment destination, the largest economy in Africa as well as the 26th largest economy in the world.

- CAJ News


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