Tinubu Directs Mandatory Procurement Of CNG Vehicles By MDAs

By Sunday Etuka, Abuja

President Bola Tinubu has directed all  Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) of government to compulsorily procure compressed-natural-gas-powered vehicles to cut high fuel costs.

Tinubu gave the directive on Monday while addressing members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House.

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Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, who disclosed this in a statement, noted that the President’s directive was also in furtherance of Nigeria’s effort 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.

President Tinubu, according to the statement, affirmed that there is no turning back in the energy reforms initiated by his administration.

“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 President further 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.

The President remains committed to effectively harnessing the nation’s gas potential, alleviating the burden of high transportation costs on the masses while enhancing the standard of living of all Nigerians.

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