Why Nigerians Can’t Use CNG Vehicles – According to Babachir Lawal

Why Nigerians Can't Use CNG Vehicles - According to Babachir Lawal

Former secretary to the government of the Federation and engineer Babachir Lawal has voiced doubts about the viability of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle use in Nigeria. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

He warned that the effort would fail miserably if the federal government did not supply the required infrastructure, as reported by the Daily Trust.

Lawal expressed his worries in an interview with Trust TV’s Daily Politics programme. He emphasised that President Bola Tinubu’s mandate to Ministries, Departments, and Agencies to convert all petrol or diesel-powered vehicles and generators to CNG may be well-intended, but it lacks practical foundation.

This decree intends to provide energy security, improve utility, and minimise excessive fuel prices, with CNG-powered buses expected to be revealed on May 29, 2024, the administration’s one-year anniversary.
I bought 2 drums of diesel which were 50 litres, I bought it for N700k, and it lasts for 1week–According to Lawal

Lawal, on the other hand, suggested that the project is unsustainable and could lead to authorities mismanaging resources. He highlighted the lack of extensive CNG refuelling facilities, which are critical to the viability of CNG vehicles.

Lawal described his personal experience, stating, “The last time they granted money to the governors to buy buses, they termed it palliatives.” I’ve only seen one bus in my state, Adamawa. I’ve seen one bus pass through Mubi-Yola. I took note of the number. I saw one; I haven’t seen any others. We sometimes give solutions that do not make sense.”

He also discussed the impracticality of changing tractors to CNG without the appropriate infrastructure. Lawal described his interaction with a minister over the high cost of diesel.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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