Tinubu Launches Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative (PCNGI)

In a transformative move aimed at revolutionizing transportation and boosting economic growth, President Bola Tinubu has given his approval for the establishment of the Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative (PCNGI).

The PCNGI is set to bring about a significant shift in the transportation landscape of the country. The initiative’s primary objective is to introduce over 11,500 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-enabled vehicles and provide 55,000 CNG conversion kits for existing vehicles that currently rely on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS). This ambitious endeavor aligns with a broader goal of enhancing in-country manufacturing, local assembly, and generating substantial employment opportunities, in line with the President’s directive.

A Comprehensive Adoption Strategy is at the core of the landmark initiative. It encompasses several key components, including the Empowering Workshops Programme with a Nationwide Network of Workshops. This initiative will prioritize mass transit systems and student hubs, aiming to significantly reduce transit costs for the general public in the short term.

The PCNGI is committed to ensuring the smooth integration of CNG utility within the current midstream and downstream energy value chain to ensure its sustainability. To achieve this, the initiative plans to establish workshops across all geopolitical zones and states, along with the provision of essential kits and comprehensive training for newly employed staff. This approach creates new avenues for technical skill development and employment for Nigerian citizens.

The establishment of a nationwide network of workshops will play a pivotal role in providing widespread access and utilization of CNG technology and expertise. This will facilitate seamless transitions for vehicle owners, benefiting the Nigerian economy as a whole.

The PCNGI’s strategic objectives include the development of stakeholder-operated Intrastate Mass Transit systems using CNG, supporting states in adopting CNG buses for their Intrastate Mass Transit network, and deploying CNG buses through private mass transit operators. It also seeks to incentivize investment in CNG processing, distribution, and utilization, provide training and technology transfer for after-sales services and maintenance, and stimulate the assembly of CNG-enabled vehicles within the country.

This initiative underscores President Tinubu’s commitment to economic growth, job creation, environmental sustainability, and energy security. By leveraging domestic natural gas resources, the PCNGI aims to create a

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