The Nigeria Liguefied Natural Gas (NLNG) limited has appointed Mr Tony Attah as its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

According to the General Manager, External Relations, NLNG Kudo Eresia-Eke, Attah took over from Baba Omotowa, who have served the company for five years.

Eresia-Eke pointed out that Omotowa left Nigeria LNG Limited in a stronger position adding that he will be returning to Shell International in the Hague, ‎Netherlands.

He stated that during his tenure at Nigeria LNG Limited, the company earned in excess of $40billion in revenue and returned over $22billion to Nigeria in dividend, taxes, feedgas purchases, etc.

The company under him, secured $1.6 billion financing for the construction and delivery of six very modern Dual Fuel Diesel Electric (DFDE) vessels setting a new ground breaking standard for Nigerian Content; with the training of 600 Nigerians in ship construction and repairs, ensuring Nigerian companies, for the first time, export $10 million worth of goods and services to Korea for the ship building, and facilitating a dry dock project by a Nigerian consortium.

Omotowa joined NLNG with a well-deserved reputation as a turnaround expert from his previous work in Europe.

Attah started his career in NLNG with a 28 year experience in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. A trained mechanical engineer and an MBA holder, Attah started his career in Sokoto Cement Company as a Maintenance and Operations Shift Supervisor.

He joined Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in 1991, working in various technical and management roles in Field Maintenance, Production Operations, Core Engineering and Major Projects Commissioning, Rotating Equipment Engineering etc. He was also once Head of Joint Venture Economics in Commercial.