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Federal Govt Plans to Introduce 1Million CNG Vehicles by 2027

During a stakeholders' meeting at the Bank of Industry headquarters in Abuja, the Federal Government made headlines by announcing its plan to introduce one million CNG powered vehicles by 2027.

Toyin Subaru, Special Assistant to President on Special Duties and Domestic Affairs, announced that approximately 11,500 CNG-powered buses would hit the roads within one week as part of this sweeping initiative to address transportation challenges that have been compounded by recent subsidy removal and offer practical solutions for citizens.

Subaru also noted that CNG buses could reduce prices to N230 per kilogram for citizens to access an affordable and environmentally-friendly option for transportation costs, helping save up to two thirds of transportation expenses overall for Nigerians.

Additionally, he noted the crucial role that this initiative would play in spreading CNG as an eco-friendly and cost-efficient transport option to create cleaner transportation infrastructure across India.

He said, “Now, with this CNG plan, we don’t even have to import what we need to operate our vehicles.

“It is called CNG and we have the gas here in Nigeria. So, the idea is just to take the gas to distribute it across Nigeria via different truck stations.

“Most gas is not CNG enabled yet and what we are doing is to help them convert their cars so you can use petrol and CNG at the same time.

“We are going to develop an app that will enable you to locate where a CNG station is located. We should be able to buy gas for our cars at N230 per KG as against the cost of petrol which is N680 per litre. This should help every Nigerian save about two-thirds of their transport cost,” he said.

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