A private organization, Axxela Limited, sub-Saharan Africa’s preferred fast-growing gas and power Portfolio Company, has shown interest in strengthening the security and wellbeing of the residents of Ogun State with the donation of two new 2021 Mikano ZNA security patrol vehicles to the Ogun State Security Trust Fund.
The gesture by this leading gas and power company aligns with its corporate social responsibility commitment to its communities and an affirmation of the warm relationship between the Ogun State Government and Axxela Limited.
Commenting on the donation, Axxela’s CEO, Bolaji Osunsanya, said: “We understand that security is critical to any commercial pursuit. Our gesture, therefore, is driven by the recognition of today’s security realities across the country and the priority that the Ogun State Government has assigned to securing lives and investments in the state.”
The CEO added, “We are fully supportive of the State Government’s invitation of like-minded private sector players to contribute to its security architecture with the establishment of the State Security Trust Fund. With the donation of these two patrol vehicles, we believe we have demonstrated in our little way our willingness and ability to work in consonance with the Ogun State Security Trust Fund to better improve what they are already doing.”
The Executive Secretary and the Chief Executive Officer, Ogun State Security Trust Fund, Otunba Opeyemi Agbaje, while taking delivery of the donated vehicles, lauded the exemplary contribution of Axxela to the Fund stated, “We thank Axxela for the generosity and goodwill that has led to this donation. We want to assure Axxela that we would judiciously use the vehicles and maintain them regularly to strengthen security operations in the state”.
Otunba Agbaje added that security remains crucial to the economic growth of the Ogun State Government and that Axxela’s support is a testament to the benefits accruing from the Public Private Partnership (PPP) drive of the state government to advance economic and social growth in Ogun State.
Axxela is a Helios Investment Partners LLP portfolio company and a designated natural gas shipper on the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP).
Axxela is also the pioneering private sector-led developer of natural gas distribution in Nigeria, delivering at a peak 80 million standard cubic feet per day to over 170 industrial and commercial customers via a vast network of gas infrastructure.
With over 300km in gas pipeline infrastructure built, Axxela provides unique energy solutions primarily through its subsidiaries: Gaslink Nigeria Limited, Gas Network Services Limited, Central Horizon Gas Company Limited and Transit Gas Nigeria Limited.