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FG to launch 2700 CNG buses, tricycles before May 29

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By Ese Ufuoma

In a notable development, the Presidency announced plans to launch a fleet of two thousand seven hundred CNG-powered buses and tricycles just in time for President Bola Tinubu’s first anniversary in office on May 29.

This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Mr. Bayo Onanuga in a statement titled ‘Presidential CNG Initiative Set for Rollout,’ setting the stage for a transformative shift in Nigeria’s transportation landscape

Onanuga added that the federal government is gearing up to establish one hundred conversion workshops and sixty refuelling sites across eighteen states by the end of 2024, paving the way for widespread adoption of clean energy vehicles.

“From the end of May, Nigeria will take some baby steps to join such nations that already have large fleets of CNG vehicles.

All is now ready for delivery of the first set of critical assets for deployment and launch of the CNG initiative ahead of the first anniversary of the Tinubu administration on May 29.

“About 2,500 of the tricycles will be ready before May 29, 2024…working towards delivering 200 units before the first anniversary of the Tinubu administration,” said the presidency.

It added that in all, over 600 buses are targeted for production in the first phase, which will be accomplished in 2024.

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