Fuel subsidy: Ogun begins conversion of buses, motorcycles to gas, electricity

The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, Monday, stated that the E-mobility and Gas Mobility Programme of the state will take off in the first week of August.

The governor also said that his administration would take advantage of the newly signed electricity bill that regulates the power sector by establishing a company that would generate and distribute power supply in the Gateway state.

Abiodun spoke when he received participants of the Senior Executive Course 45, Group 1, of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, who came on a courtesy call in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

He said his administration would, in its second term, focus on the provision of public utilities, which include water and electricity supply.

The e-mobility and gas mobility involves the conversion of mass transit buses from petroleum fuel to gas and motorcycles to electric.

The governor said the topic of the visit; “Industrialization, Climate change and Energy Security in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Prospects, aligned with his administration’s transition objectives.

“I am proud to say that in Ogun state, we have put in measures and plans to begin an energy transition plan and we are going to start converting all our state buses to begin to run on CnG; that program has already commenced and we are actually going to launch what we call our our E-mobility and Gas Mobility Programme sometime around the end of this month or first week in August,” he said.