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Lanre Shittu Motors set to deploy CNG buses


One of the major players in the automotive industry, Lanre Shittu Motors Ltd (LSM), has concluded plans to deploy buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in alignment with the federal government’s initiative.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of LSM, Taiwo Shittu, also commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the ongoing reforms in Nigeria’s automotive sector and mass transportation initiatives in the country through the CNG.

Speaking in Lagos, Shittu expressed delight over a number of measures by the current government towards rejuvenating the various auto assembly plants in the country with specific attention to assembly of CNG buses to boost public transportation and lessen the challenges faced by commuters.

Following the presidential directives that CNG buses must be a priority and preferred mode of transport by the various ministries, departments and agencies, the government, he stated, has shown its determination to encourage the local auto assembly plants.

Lanre Shittu Motors, he stated, will be deploying a large number of units of the LSM branded CNG buses at the airports across the country and for other mass transportation needs.

He disclosed that LSM mulled the idea of CNG vehicles and saw it as the future of the local automotive industry many years ago because of the abundance of excess natural gas in the economy as well as the economic benefits of using CNG buses by both the operators and the commuters.

He assured that there are plans to start the assembling of the LSM branded CNG buses in Lagos using the best technology obtainable in other parts of the world. Apart from assembling CNG vehicles from start to finish inside the LSM plant, the company boasts of enough kits capable of converting petroI-powered vehicles to CNG.

Quality after-sale

Shittu also allayed the fears of prospective customers over quality, saying the after-sale support for any stock rolled out from the assembly plant is top-notch.

Shittu said, “We have taken proactive steps in the past years to offer quality training to our technicians at various stages, levels and categories of auto assembly and after sales maintenance services.”

Upon graduation and certification, the technicians are also deployed not only to the various LSM offices nationwide, they are also being sought after by other industry stakeholders within the nation’s automotive value chain.

The management of Lanre Shittu Motors also stated that all branches of the company are currently fully equipped with state-of-the-art CNG conversion equipment while orders have been activated and running seamlessly.

SOURCE: Daily Trust

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