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Tinubu Bans Purchase of Petrol-Dependent Vehicles

President Bola Tinubu has banned members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, from purchasing petrol-dependent vehicles while mandating all government ministries, departments, and agencies to buy compressed-natural-gas-powered vehicles.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement, said that the directive was in line with the President’s directive 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 present a more affordable alternative for Nigerian energy consumers.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Chief Ajuri Ngelale as the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, emphasizing the importance of energy security and cost-cutting measures.

The directive aims to promote cleaner energy by transitioning to CNG-enabled vehicles, known for lower emissions and affordability for Nigerian consumers.During a meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, President Tinubu highlighted the administration’s unwavering commitment to energy reforms. He stressed the need for proactive steps towards CNG adoption nationwide, setting a precedent for a sustainable future. The President urged government officials to lead by example in embracing CNG vehicles and discouraged the purchase of traditional petrol-dependent vehicles.

President Tinubu’s administration prioritizes leveraging Nigeria’s gas potential to reduce transportation costs and improve the quality of life for all citizens. By championing the shift to cleaner energy sources, the government aims to drive utility, enhance energy security, and uplift the standard of living across the country.

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