About Us


The Association of Local Distributors of Gas Ltd (ALDG) is a body corporate incorporated under the CAMA as a company limited by guarantee, with legal personality distinct from its Members.

ALDG was established in February 2020 to promote all activities within the Natural Gas distribution value chain, to encourage the development of Natural Gas distribution business in Nigeria; and to promote the safe transmission, distribution, and utilisation of Natural Gas.

Our specific objectives are:

Membership is open to all players in the downstream gas distribution and supply value chain either via physical pipelines or virtual pipelines (CNG & LNG) or those providing EPC services or involved in the development natural gas distribution infrastructure

Our Team

Prof. Joseph Ezigbo

Board Chairman

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) from the University Of Nigeria, a DIC and Master of Science (MSc.) degree from the prestigious Imperial College of Science And Technology, London, and a PHD from the University of Salford, Manchester. He was for many years a lecturer with the University of Nigeria, where he rose to the rank of Professor.

Joe has had over 30 years of cognate business experience, sits on the board of several companies, and is a member of several professional bodies including the Nigerian Gas Association, Nigerian Institute Of Management, Nigerian Society for Biotechnology, and the Editorial Board of the Nigeria Energy Digest amongst others.

Ed Ubong

Board Member

Ed Ubong is the Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) and is responsible for leading the company and safely delivering its domestic gas growth aspirations. He joined Shell in 2001 after completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri and completing the Shell intensive Training Program (SITP) run by Robert Gordon University Aberdeen. He also holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK and an MBA from INSEAD (France, US, Singapore).

Bolaji Osunsanya

Board Member

Bolaji Osunsanya, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Axxela Limited since January 2004 and is a former President of the Nigerian Gas Association, having been appointed to serve in 2014. He has over 30 years of extensive management and executive experience across management consulting, finance, commercial banking, and the oil and gas sectors. As the CEO of Axxela, he oversees the company’s gas infrastructure and virtual pipeline expansion programme, embedded power plant projects, as well as other substantive efforts across Africa. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Ife, and the University of Lagos, Nigeria respectively.

Sumeet Singh

Board Member

Sumeet is a dynamic individual with strong Business, Project Finance, Project Management, and Engineering experience across Europe, Asia, and Africa. An electronic engineer by training, Sumeet understands both the commercial and technical aspects of the Energy & Gas distribution business. Sumeet began his career at Alstom as a Project Engineer for a 1250 MW hydro project in Sudan. 

Sumeet has developed a thorough understanding of the Nigerian energy sector and has been a key member of the Strategic Planning, Corporate Finance and Business Development Team since inception. 

The Secretariat

The ALDG Secretariat is responsible for the day to day running of the Association under the supervision of the Executive Secretary who is the principal officer.

The secretariat works to actively engage the public through programmes and research geared towards utilisation of natural gas in Nigeria.

As an administrative arm of the Association, the secretariat provides administrative services such as preparation of budget, keeping of books and record, managing accounts and all other services necessary for the effective running of the association.

Engagement with government and industry stakeholders is another important function of the Secretariat. This is necessary to serve the interests of its members and ensure best practices in the gas industry.

Finally, Serving the interest of its members through the provision of support and other ancillary services is at the core of the duties of the secretariat.

Ogagbano (Oga) Adejo-Ogiri

Executive Secretary