Sub-Saharan Africa’s fast-growing gas and power portfolio company, Axxela Limited (“Axxela”), has donated two new 2021 Mikano ZNA security patrol vehicles to the Ogun State Security Trust Fund as part of its efforts to help strengthen security and wellbeing of the residents of the state.
This gesture aligns with Axxela Limited’s corporate social responsibility commitment to its communities and is an affirmation of the warm relationship between the Ogun State Government and the company.
Commenting on the donation, Bolaji Osunsanya, Axxela’s CEO, 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 said Axxela Limited is fully supportive of the Ogun 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,” Osunsanya said.
Opeyemi Agbaje, executive secretary and CEO, Ogun State Security Trust Fund, while taking delivery of the donated vehicles, lauded the exemplary contribution of Axxela to the Fund.
“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,” Agbaje said.
He said that security remains crucial to the economic growth of Ogun State 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 the state.