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Tinubu at FEC meeting, orders MDAs to procure CNG vehicles

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In a bid to harness Nigeria’s gas potential, President Bola Tinubu has instructed all government ministries, departments, and agencies to purchase compressed natural gas-powered vehicles.

The President rejected all memos brought by members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) seeking to purchase traditional petrol-dependent vehicles for MDAs.

Tinubu chaired the FEC meeting on Monday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, where he gave the directive.

Tinubu instructed the affected council members to go back and diligently seek value-driven procurements of CNG-compliant vehicles.

Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said in a statement that the directive is in line with his commitment to ensure energy security, drive utility, and reduce high fuel costs.

The statement revealed that the directive supports Nigeria’s efforts to transition to cleaner energy, as it has determined that CNG-enabled vehicles not only produce lower emissions but also offer a more affordable alternative for Nigerian energy consumers.

He told members of the FEC that there is no turning back on the energy reforms initiated by his administration.

He said: “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 expressed his commitment to effectively harnessing the nation’s gas potential, alleviating the burden of high transportation costs on the masses, and enhancing the standard of living for all Nigerians.

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