It is no more news that the Federal Government has been pushing for the quick adoption of CNG/LPG as fuel to power vehicles in Nigeria rather than the regular petrol/diesel fuel. While still in the process of actualizing this idea, new reports claim that the federal government has recently inaugurated a special scheme for Autogas in FCT, Abuja. During the event, some of the Federal government delegates reportedly revealed that Nigerian motorists should expect to spend less when running gas-powered vehicles. The delegates explained that the cost of refilling petrol/diesel-powered vehicles has been found to be way higher than that of gas-powered vehicles.
The Federal Govt of Nigeria has given assurance that motorists will enjoy cheaper rates when running gas-powered vehicles
It should be noted that Mr Timipre Sylva, the petroleum resources minister as well as Mr Mele Kyari – the GMD of NNPC says they have no “real” figure to show how much savings Nigerian motorists should expect from running gas-powered vehicles. However, they seem certain from their findings that car owners and motorists in Nigeria will spend less on refuelling when they eventually convert their cars to run on gas rather than petrol or diesel.
On the bright side, recent press reports claim that Mr Timipre Sylva says himself and the petroleum resources ministry are researching the actual prices it will cost to run vehicles on CNG/LPG fuel in Nigeria. The reports also highlighted that 5 gas-powered buses were recently presented by Mr Timipre Sylva to the NLC (Nigeria Labour Congress) while promising to deliver a 100 more in due time.
While the Federal Government is busy pushing for quick adoption of LPG/CNG fuel for powering vehicles in Nigeria, some motorists are now worried about the “ridiculous” ₦250,000 of conversion.
Below is a press video that discusses the matters arising as regards the worries of Nigerian motorists about gas-powered vehicles.
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