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THE Managing Director of Autogas Africa THLD Group, Mr Segun Olajuwon, said the firm would start the conversion of vehicles’ Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to gas in June.
He made this known at the launch of Autogas at Flash Gas station in Ojota New Garage, Lagos.
The project is in conjunction with the Flash Gas. It would be recalled that the Federal Government said it would convert one million vehicles running on PMS to gas by the end of the year.
Group General Manager/Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Garba Deen Muhammad, said the conversion would be expedited with the official launch of the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP) last December 1, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Olajuwon, the Flash Gas station will convert up to 30 vehicles weekly. He said the government’s one million vehicles’ conversion was achievable
“The initiative is part of 2017 Paris Convention resolutions to reducing Greenhouse gases. A million vehicles conversion by the end of the year is achievable because gas is available. It is clean. We took a bold step to set up this facility to key into the government’s policy,” he said.
Managing Director, Planet Projects Limited, Biodun Otunola, urged government to kick start the conversion with passenger vehicles.
He described the policy as one of best in the transportation sector. According to him, average Nigerian spent 50 per cent of income on transport.
“This is because of high cost of fuel. With this conversion, transport fare will crash. Let government implement it first with the public transport,” he advised.
Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Toyin Fayinka, described the initiative as laudable.
Fayinka, who declared the facility opened, commended Autogas Africa THLD Group and Flash Gas station for partnering to kick start the project.
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