August 8, 2019 (Lagos, Nigeria) — Axxela Limited (“Axxela”), Africa’s preferred fast-growing gas & power portfolio company, has been recognised as ‘the Midstream Company of the Year’ and its Chief Executive Officer, Bolaji Osunsanya, as the ‘Innovative CEO OF The Year’ at the 2019 Nigerian Business Leadership Awards, organised by BusinessDay Media.

Accepting the award, Axxela CEO, Bolaji Osunsanya dedicated both awards to the company’s employees: “These awards validate our continuous drive to deliver value-adding energy solutions to our clients across West Africa, and our unwavering commitment to facilitate sustainable economic development in our chosen markets. Every day, our people bring unrivalled professionalism, partnership and excellence to our business enterprise, and I dedicate these awards to everyone at Axxela, and say a big thank you to BusinessDay for recognising our efforts within the industry and across Nigeria.”

Instituted to celebrate exceptional business leaders and organisations for their sustained commitment to excellence in enterprise and contributions to the economy, the Nigerian Business Leadership Awards are divided into two different categories: the global awards and sectoral awards.

The global awards are bestowed on exceptional individuals whose performance and impact transcends specific industries, while the sectoral awards recognised companies that demonstrate impeccable business agility, market share growth, financial strength, leadership vision, and resilience in varying economic conditions.

Speaking on the diversification of the awards, Frank Aigbogun, Publisher/CEO, BusinessDay Media, said: “This ceremony brings particular focus to the great and innovative happenings in Nigeria within the private and public sectors. In selecting nominees and winners, the vetting criteria acknowledged leadership, innovation, information and knowledge management, process improvement, financial performance, employee job satisfaction, social and environmental focus, and compliance. I congratulate all the winners and urge you to remain exemplary beacons within your sectors.”

This recognition adds to an already momentous year for Axxela. This year, Axxela became the first organisation in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry to successfully achieve a trifecta certification of Integrated Management Systems: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018. Furthermore, Axxela was adjudged as the ‘Most Supportive Private Sector Organization’ by the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) during the launch of its 2019 tree planting initiative, in recognition of its steadfast commitment towards a green and healthy environment.

About Axxela
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 peak 80 million scfd to over 160 industrial and commercial customers via a vast network of gas infrastructure. With over 280km in gas pipeline infrastructure built, Axxela provides unique energy solutions primarily through its subsidiaries: Gaslink Nigeria Limited, Gas Network Services Limited, and Central Horizon Gas Company Limited.