The President, Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, December 1, launch the National Gas Expansion Programme in Abuja.
The Ministry of Petroleum Resources announced on Sunday,” stating that the program would be heralded with formal dispensing of autogas (CNG & LPG) products at two NNPC Retail stations”.
It said, “The roll out is the culmination of the resolve of the President Buhari-led Government to deepen domestic usage of natural gas in its various forms.”
The ministry stated that the program, is in line with the government’s plan to make gas the first choice source of cheaper and cleaner energy for Nigerians in their personal and industrial endeavours.
The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, according to the statement signed by Garba Deen Mohammad, Special Assistant Media to Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, will on behalf of the FG handover CNG-powered mass transport buses to the Nigeria Labour Congress.
It added, “The Federal Government Autogas program will deliver at least one million vehicle conversions by the end of 2021 and herald the clean energy transition for Nigeria and delivery of cheap transportation fuel.”