Bridport Energy makes new Board appointments ahead of inaugural LNG cargo in Nigeria

Nigerian LNG distribution company Bridport Energy has made new appointments to its Board of Directors, the company has said today. Engr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa and Mr. Auwalu A. Ilu, two experienced energy executives, have joined the company as Non-Executive Directors effective 1st October 2022.

Both directors are well-known within the Nigerian oil & gas sector, where they have successfully held leadership position within international and local companies.  Engr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa has over three decades of experience working in the oil & gas industry and worked on several of TotalEnergies’ onshore and offshore gas projects in Nigeria. He was until 2020 the Deputy Managing Director of TotalEnergies’ deep-water district in the country.

On the other side, Mr. Ilu founded and runs one of Nigeria’s most successful LPG businesses, Ultimate Gas. He brings over 20 years of experience in the energy, maritime, and logistics industry.

Bridport Energy is one of the Nigerian companies who signed a Sales & Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Nigeria LNG in 2021 to start delivering liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the domestic market. The expansion of its Board comes as the company is currently developing an LNG import, storage, and distribution terminal in Lagos where first cargo is expected within a few months.

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ReconAfrica’s Namibian wildcat: geological success but commercial failure

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Caverton adds second simulator to Africa’s leading aviation training center

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