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“We’ll Convert Your Cars, Generators To Run On Gas Free Of Charge”, FG Promises Nigerians

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We’ll convert your cars, generators to run on gas free of charge, FG Promises Nigerians

With this conversion, Nigerians can decide to buy petrol, or the ‘cheaper’ Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Compressed Natural Gas.

The government said the move is to lessen the effect of the hike in pump price of petrol that currently sells for N162/litre.

It added that the move would reduce carbon emissions as well as the demand for petrol.





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The FG says starting from October, it will start converting cars and generators to run on gas for all Nigerians free of charge to lessen the effect of the hike in pump price of petrol.

This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, on NTA’s ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ on Monday.

The former Governor of Bayelsa State said the move is to reduce the effect of the hike in pump price of petrol. He added that the move would reduce carbon emissions as well as the demand for Premium Motor Spirit otherwise known as petrol.

Sylva stated :

“The alternative we are now introducing is gas, which is definitely going to be cheaper than the subsidised rate of PMS. So, what we are trying to encourage Nigerians to do now is to convert their cars to dual fuel.”

“And when you convert your car for free, you go to the filling station, you see the price of PMS (Premium Motor Spirit) you see the price of gas, you can decide to buy LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) or CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), you can decide to buy LNG (Liquefied Natural gas). These are all going to be available and we are going to have a roll out plan for this within October.”





“Nigerians will have alternatives. It is like introducing a toll on the roads. When you introduce a tollgate, you are expected and required by law to also create an alternative. So, we are also creating that alternative so that you can go to buy gas.”

Silva also stated that filling stations owned by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) would be the first to begin selling gas to vehicles.

He however said that to benefit from the free conversion initiative, the cars must be in good condition :

“Your car should be in a fairly good condition. That is the only condition to be met because if your car is not in a very good condition, I don’t know how it is going to convert. We are already in discussion with the NURTW and they are already very happy,”





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