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Dangote Ditches ‘Expensive’ Diesel, Converts Over 4000 Trucks To Run On Gas – FG




FG says all Dangote trucks in Edo State numbering over 4000 have been converted to run on cheaper fuel, gas.

Osinbajo says FG’s plan to convert vehicles to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) will start with commercial vehicles.


In a move to offer Nigerians an effective option to petrol, Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo says government’s plan to convert vehicles to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) will start with commercial vehicles.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this during an interview he had with State House correspondents on Sunday.

Osinbajo said the plan was already being experimented at Dangote in Edo State, where the firm had converted all its trucks to run on gas.

This news was revealed on Monday in a statement released by Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande.


According to the statement titled : ‘President understands pains of Nigerians, working out further palliatives – VP Osinbajo’, Osinbajo described the plan as one of the strategies the FG was adopting to make energy cheaper for Nigerians.

Part of the statement reads :

“One of the ways is by using Compressed Natural Gas. Government is committed to do the conversion. First of all, we are starting with commercial vehicles.

“Most commercial transporters will have the capacity to use both gas and petrol. That is already being done experimentally in Edo State.

“Dangote, for instance, has converted all his trucks to the use of CNG; and that is 4,000 or even more of those trucks. It is not a particularly difficult thing to do for the commercial transporters. It may be expensive for the individual but that is also part of the commitment of government, to be able to do the conversion. And the price of gas comes at about almost half the price of petrol.”

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