President Tinubu Directs MDAs To Procure CNG-Powered Vehicles

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has directed the mandatory procurement of compressed-natural-gas-powered vehicles by all government ministries, departments, and agencies.

The President who gave the directive on Monday while addressing members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, affirmed his stance on all energy reforms initiated by his administration.

In a statement, the President’s Spokesperson Ajuri Ngelale, stated that the President has directed the rejection of all memos presented by members of the Federal Executive Council seeking the purchase of petrol-dependent vehicles.

Ngelale added that the President tasked the affected members of the council to re-present value-driven procurements of CNG-compliant vehicles in subsequent council meetings.

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, the President stated.

The Presidential aide emphasized that the President seeks to advance Nigeria’s transition to cleaner energy, following the capacity of CNG-powered vehicles to produce lower emissions and provide a more affordable alternative for Nigerian energy consumers.

Ngelale restated President Tinubu’s commitment to effectively harness the nation’s gas potential, alleviating the burden of high transportation costs on the masses while enhancing the standard of living of all Nigerians.

 

Lantana Nasir

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