Nigeria: governor of Lagos promotes adoption of clean fuel buses

During the 12th Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) International Conference 2021, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos governor, said that the state is working to convert some urban buses to Autogas vehicles and that the plan is to lead by example in the transition to a gas-based economy.

Sanwo-Olu informed that the state government has set up an independent company, Ibile Oil and Gas (IOGC), to serve as its implementing arm for Lagos state gas industrialisation. “This is fully state-owned, but it is a private sector driven company and we have some of the leading industry players on the board of this company,” he explained.

“What they are looking at is deploying at various locations in the city, LPG plants and stations that would be able to get citizens easy access and it becomes something they can use and we can take out the dirty fuels,” commented Sanwo-Olu.

“We want to deliberately promote Autogas for transportation purposes. So, we have two to three public-funded transportation systems and we will see how we can convert some of the engines of these buses, about a thousand of them, to LPG and CNG,” he added.

The governor also said the goal is to have filling stations that dispense LPG and CNG to vehicles, in addition to petrol and diesel. For more information, please visit this link.

3 March 2021