The federal government of Nigeria in efforts to eliminate total dependence on petrol especially because of the recent price hike, has said starting from October, it will begin to convert Nigerians’ cars and generators to run on gas.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva said, thr conversion of cars will be done free of charge for all Nigerians, stating further that cars are capable of running on both gas and petrol.
Sylva disclosed this on Monday 14th of September while appearing on NTA’s ‘Good morning Nigeria’
According to the minister, the use of gas would reduce carbon emissions as well as reduce the demand of petrol.
The minister said; “The alternative we are now introducing is gas, which is definitely going to be cheaper than the subsidised rate of PMS. So, what we are trying to encourage Nigerians to do now is to convert their cars to dual fuel.
“That means your car can use either gas or petrol and that will be done for free because the government is going to ensure that you are able to convert your vehicles for free.”
“And when you convert your car for free, you go to the filling station, you see the price of PMS (Premium Motor Spirit) you see the price of gas, you can decide to buy LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) or CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), you can decide to buy LNG (Liquefied Natural gas). These are all going to be available and we are going to have a roll out plan for this within October.
The Minister further said, they’ve tried this method for some Tricycles in Port Harcourt & it has worked.
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