By:Hadiza Garba, Maiduguri
The federal government says it will make conversion and installation of autogas in vehicles affordable to Nigerians to promote a cheaper and cleaner alternative fuel to petrol in the country.
The minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva, has spoken of plans by the government to introduce compressed natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas as cheaper and reliable alternatives for car owners and motorists in the country.
During a visit to an autogas dispensing station and conversion inspection exercise at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Autogas Dispensing facility in Jahi and Autolady Garage in Abuja, Mr Sylva announced that some government official vehicles were currently being converted to gas.
The minister, who expressed satisfaction with the conversion process charged the conversion centres to make vehicles and user safety a priority during the conversion process.
He urged Nigerians to embrace autogas as gas powered vehicles are cheaper and environmentally friendly than any other fuel available on the market today.