The Federal Government has rolled out an autogas programme called the National Gas Expansion Programme.
The National Gas Expansion Programme involves the conversion of fuel-powered cars, generators from petrol to gas. It is aimed at deepening domestic usage of netural gas in its various forms.
The programme is expected to extend operations to all states of the Federation.
It is also in line with the Federal Government’s plan to make gas the first choice source of cheaper and cleaner energy.
While the event is holding in Lugbe, Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari is attending virtually from the presidential villa.
President Muhammadu Buhari during the unveiling of the National Gas Expansion Programme and National Autogas Roll-out Initiative, asked Nigerians to embrace Gas as an alternative to fuel.
He said, “I encourage everyone to embrace gas in form of LPG, CNG and LNG as an alternative fuel for autos and other prime-movers.”
Also, he added that the Minister of State Petroleum Resources has been directed to commence the process of hand over of mass transit buses to Organized Labour as part of FG’s pledge to continue providing the support that will ease the transportation challenges Nigerians are facing.
Other dignitaries at the event include the Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari; the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva.
The Minister of State for Petroleum at the event handed over CNG-powered mass transport buses to the Nigeria Labour (NLC).
The Federal Government Autogas program is expected to deliver at least one million vehicle conversions by the end of 2021