First Batch Of Ogun CNG Buses to Hit Roads in Abeokuta, Sagamu, Ibafo, Next Week
The first batch of mass transit buses converted by Ogun State Government to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) are to be unveiled next week in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital.
Ten of the buses already converted to use CNG would be inaugurated next week to shuttle people in the first phase of the scheme.
Project Lead on Ogun State CNG conversion project, Olaniji Adedapo Aisida, made this known while appearing on a RockCity FM programme: “Daybreak Show”
Aisida, who also is a former Senior Special Adviser to the governor on energy, listed some of the routes to be operated by the CNG powered buses as Ita Oshin-Adatan; Kuto-Laderin; and Ojere-Idi Aba in Abeokuta.
Other routes are Sagamu-Berger in Lagos, and Mowe-Ibafon.
Aisida said CNG filling stations would be set up to service the CNG powered vehicles, adding that there are already two CNG facilities in Abeokuta, as well as two others in Sango Ota and Ibafo.
According to the commissioner, the initiative will lead to a cleaner economy, provide job opportunities during the conversion process, and reduce the cost of fuel.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration, Office of the Governor, Kehinde Onasanya, described the governor as a man who keeps his promises.
He stated that the delivery of the kits was a testimony to the governor’s commitment to achieving an eco-friendly means of transportation.
On his part, the Senior Special Assistant to the Ogun State Governor on Energy, Olaniji Adedapo, revealed that the state government was planning to achieve this through a “Gas-to-Transport” strategy that includes the conversion of all BMT buses to natural gas.
He added that the project was also part of a gas-to-power strategy that would light up some parts of the state.