The Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative has inaugurated the Kaduna State CNG conversion centre as part of the Federal Government’s effort to mitigate the effect of subsidy removal.
Inaugurating the conversion centre in Kaduna over the weekend, the Chairman of the Presidential CNG Initiative Steering Committee, Zacch Adedeji, said the CNG conversion site was designed to convert conventional petrol vehicles into Compressed Natural Gas-powered vehicles.
Adedeji noted that the centre represented Nigeria’s commitment to transitioning to cleaner and more affordable energy solutions.
He said, “The transformation will not only reduce the operating cost for vehicle owners but also contribute to the substantial decrease in carbon emissions.
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“Today, we break new ground on a journey toward a more sustainable, more affordable and eco-friendly future. The Renewed Hope administration is committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation and environmental responsibility.
“The CNG conversation site embodies our commitment to ushering in an energy revolution that bridges the future with the present. We recognise that affordable energy is crucial, and CNG is the answer. It provides a more cost-effective alternative to traditional petrol, making it a practical choice for consumers and businesses alike.”
Also speaking, the Programme Director, P-CNGi, Michael Oluwagbemi, said the CNG is safe and affordable for the Nigerian populace and would provide cleaner, cost-effective, and environmentally conscious energy solutions.
“But let us remember, this is not just about Kaduna; it is about a nation and a world increasingly conscious of the need for cleaner, more affordable energy.
“Today, we stand on the precipice of history at the heart of Kaduna, where the vision for a sustainable, affordable, and eco-friendly energy future is about to become a reality. This groundbreaking ceremony is not just the initiation of a new CNG conversion centre; it is the crescendo of an odyssey that began with the commissioning of centres in Lagos and Abuja,” he stated.