By Bello Hamza, Abuja
The Road Transport Employers Association in collaboration with the National Automotive Design and Development Council and the Ministry of Transportation has introduced into the transportation system commercial vehicles that used Compressed Natural Gas CNG and Liquefied Natural Gas in it’s to migrate from petroleum usage to the use of compressed natural gas as it is obtainable in many part of the world, 2,322 vehicles will be distributed to the 774 local government of the country.
In his speech during he occasion, that National Chairman of RTENA Alhaji Dr Musa Muhammad (Maitakobi), says that, ‘’this current initiatives was born out of consideration for the observed advantages of using and relying on gas instead of petroleum and other several advantage which include, creating of jobs for teeming unemployed Nigerian, it will also encourage the reductions of gas flaring and improve economic gains of gas and increase fund generations from conservations”
The project is also in partnership with the NNPC so that the goals of the projects can be achieved with the creation of outlets in their felling station where vehicles can be refilled in the quest to have a cleaner energy that is cleaner and environmentally friendly. “We should all encourage it and key into it to enhance efficiency in the transportation system which has a great economic advantage and does not pollute the environment.
This is very important because the country has to migrate biogas to cleaner energy sources and other renewable sources. The federal government has declared this as a decade of gas, and transportation contributes to 15 percent of the country’s carbon emission.
In his speech the DG National Automotive Design and Development Council, Dr Jelani Aliyu says that in 2015 Nigeria was one of signatory country to the Paris accord to the mitigation of greenhouse gases and again last years President Muhammadu Buhari committed the country 9.0 by 2060, this type of development, Natural Powered vehicles LNG would make a significant and be easier to meet those targets, I am very happy that all the supervising ministries and agencies have come together to see this development happened, what excite me is that these vehicles are build in Nigeria, this is a significant milestones, vehicles and products build in Nigeria for use in Nigeria. NADDC would do its best in seeing this project reach its desired peak, and this is the Testimony of the success of the National Automotive Industries Development Plan, and it would go a long way in discouraging the importations of vehicles from overseas. He also promised to partner with RTEAN to achieve these laudable objectives. The Minister of transportation Sen Gbemisola Rukayyat Saraki was represented by Mrs Angela Kehinde, while Minister of Women Affairs Dame Paulen Tallen delivered a goodwill message.