The Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative is to spend N100bn to facilitate the deployment of Auto gas and Electric buses across the nation. This body stated this yesterday, Wednesday.

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The initiative noted that part of the fund would be used to fund the adoption of auto-gas and electric vehicles, paving the way for a more sustainable and economical future in mass transit and transportation.

Part of the statement read, “Indeed, the Presidential CNG Initiative is being seeded with N100bn under the palliative program, and designed to catalyse an Auto-gas and EV revolution in the mass transit and transportation sector.

“The plan includes leveraging over 11,500 CNG and electric fueled vehicles, as well as the deployment of 55,000 conversion kits to ultimately reduce the cost of transportation for Nigerians and alleviate the rising cost of living.”

The statement further noted that, “In line with the Renewed Hope Agenda, the PCNGi is committed to delivering on the President’s vision without any distraction under the able leadership of its steering committee led by FIRS Chairman, Zacch Adedeji and his colleagues

“We are delighted to reassure Nigerians that the programme is on course to deliver on these objectives going by the milestones achieved by the PCNGi in the last few weeks which, they said include strategic technical partnerships and the ongoing commissioning of several CNG Conversion centers in key States across the country including Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Ogun, and Rivers, with many others to follow in the next few weeks.”