The Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative (P-CNGi) has launched the Abuja CNG conversion and training centre, an essential step towards achieving a sustainable energy future in Nigeria.
Dr Bayero Farah, the Director-General (D-G) of the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), oversaw the centre’s establishment on a Thursday.
Nairametrics quoted Zacch Adedeji, the Chairman of the Presidential CNG Initiative Steering Committee, emphasizing that CNG represents the solution for cutting transportation expenses.
Adedeji disclosed that the government spent US$ 6 billion to import petroleum into the country annually
Speaking on the development of energy transition from Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to CNG in the transportation sector, Adedeji said the country would save $3 million to $5 billion.
He added that Nigerians will no longer be buying PMS with the penetration of PMS in the country.
Meanwhile, the Project Director of P-CNGi, Mr. Micheal Oluwagbemi, emphasized that the event represents a major stride in the quest for cleaner, cost-effective, and environmentally conscious energy solutions.
Oluwagbemi, an engineer, emphasized that establishing the P-CNGi-affiliated conversion centre was a deliberate commitment to adopt cleaner and more cost-effective energy solutions.