Nigerian President Bola Tinubu announced a new public transportation scheme involving the deployment of cheaper, safer Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses across the nation on the 63rd anniversary of Nigeria’s independence on Sunday.
Tinubu said that the CNG buses would operate at a fraction of current fuel prices, positively affecting transport fares.
He said that new CNG conversions kits would start coming in very soon and that the government was setting up training facilities and workshops across the nation to train and provide new opportunities for transport operators and entrepreneurs.
The President said that making the economy more robust by lowering transport costs would be key and that embracing more efficient means to power the economy was a groundbreaking moment.
Tinubu said that his administration was committed to improving the lives of Nigerians and that the new CNG bus scheme was one way of doing this.