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Tinubu Orders Govt To Switch To Non-Petrol Vehicles

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has banned members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) from purchasing petrol dependent vehicles.

Addressing members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House on Monday, President Tinubu affirmed that there was no turning back in the energy reforms initiated by his administration and directed that all government ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) mandatorily procure compressed-natural-gas-powered vehicles.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed the new policy in a statement on Monday, May 13, 2024.

Ngelale said the directive fell in line with Tinubu’s commitment to ensuring energy security, drive utility, and cut high fuel costs.

According to him, 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 presented a more affordable alternative for Nigerian energy consumers.

The President stated: “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 further directed the rejection of all memos brought by members of FEC seeking the purchase of traditional petrol-dependent vehicles, and tasked the affected members of the council to 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,” Ngelale’s statement said.

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