Akachukwu Nwokedi Emerges New Nigerian Gas Association President
By Adedapo Adesanya
The General Counsel and Company Secretary of Nigeria LNG Limited, Mr Akachukwu Nwokedi, has emerged as the President-elect of the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA).
He will take over the position from Mr Ed Ubong, whom he worked under. Following his ascension, he will be tasked with the role of piloting and steering the affairs of the gas industry association for the next two years.
Mr Nwokedi, who is a former Managing Director of NLNG Ship Management Limited, is a long-standing active member of the association and was the first Vice President before emerging as President-elect.
The election was conducted recently as part of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association, which was held in Lagos.
He has also, over the years, occupied several positions in the Association, namely Legal Advisor, Secretary General and Chairman, NGA Conference Committee
The newly elected Executive Council will formally assume office during the Association’s International Conference, which would hold in April 2023.
The council governs the activities of the NGA. It consists of eight elected members and several nominated ex-officials, who all on a voluntary basis for a tenure of two years.
The NGA was set up in 1999 as the umbrella professional body of the gas industry responsible for lead advocacy, promotion and protection of the interest of the gas industry and players in Nigeria.
NGA is the apex organisation representing the varied and numerous stakeholders in the gas sector within the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
The association is a non-political association that was formed to promote the development of gas in Nigeria for the benefit of the nation and the various stakeholders. It is the largest gas-focused volunteer/individual-member organisation, the umbrella association and voice of the gas industry in Nigeria.