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President Tinubu Directs MDAs To Procure Natural-gas-powered Vehicles

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 14th May, 2024 - tori.ng

In a statement released by his spokesman Ajuri Ngelale, it was noted that the move is part of the country’s efforts to transition to cleaner energy.

President Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has banned government ministries, departments, and agencies from purchasing petrol-dependent vehicles.

He directed them to purchase compressed-natural-gas-powered vehicles to move the nation forward.

In a statement released by his spokesman Ajuri Ngelale, it was noted that the move is part of the country’s efforts to transition to cleaner energy as CNG-enabled vehicles have been adjudged to produce lower emissions, even as they present a more affordable alternative for Nigerian energy consumers.

It read;

“In line with his commitment to ensure energy security, drive utility, and cut high fuel costs, President Bola Tinubu has directed the mandatory procurement of compressed-natural-gas-powered vehicles by all government ministries, departments, and agencies.

“This nation will not progress forward if we continue to dance on the same spot. We have the will to drive the implementation of CNG adoption across the country, and we must set the example as public officials in leading the way to that prosperous future that we are working to achieve for our people. It starts with us, and in seeing that we are serious, Nigerians will follow our lead.”


Tinubu also directed the rejection of all memos brought by members of FEC seeking the purchase of traditional petrol-dependent vehicles, tasking the affected members of the council to go back and diligently seek value-driven procurements of CNG-compliant vehicles.
 



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