The Nigerian Gas Association (NGA), has pledged its support to Innoson Group of Companies, for promoting adoption of gas powered vehicles in the country.
The Association noted that the groups commitment to innovation and sustainability to promote natural gas as a cleaner, more efficient, and more cost-effective alternative to conventional fuels in mass transportation will significantly help reduce the country’s carbon footprint and promote a more sustainable future for all Nigerians”.
Mr Akachukwu Nwokedi, President of Nigeria Gas Association, commended Dr Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma, the Chairman of Innoson Group of Companies, for the successful launch of their locally produced IVM City Bus 6115, a wholly locally-assembled gas-powered [Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)] mass transit vehicles in Nigeria.
The Association hailed Innosson’s feat as a remarkable achievement and a testament to the ingenuity of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing in producing vehicles that will run on natural gas, Nigeria’s most endowed natural resource, as the fuel of choice for transportation in the country.
Nwokedi, said the milestone development came at the most auspicious period following the full deregulation and the Federal Government’s complete removal of petrol subsidies.
The NGA, also hailed the appointment of Ms Olu Verheijen as the Special Adviser on Energy to the newly sworn-in President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The Association described Ms Verheijen’s appointment as well-deserved and an exemplary validation of her hard work, superior dedication to her professional endeavours and a testament to Olu’s competence, expertise, and outstanding contributions to the energy industry in Nigeria, especially the gas sector.
Nwokedi, said, “We have no doubt that your role as a member of the Policy Advisory Council set up by the President will be instrumental in charting a new trajectory in the country’s energy policy environment, and it is heartening to see that your efforts have been acknowledged at the highest levels of government.
“As Special Adviser on Energy, you have been tasked with a critical responsibility, and we are confident that you will excel in your new role. I am convinced that your wealth of experience and knowledge in the energy sector will be invaluable to the President and the nation”, he added.
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