SON adopts 80 CNG-related standards for safety protocols 


The Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has elaborated and adopted 80 CNG-related standards that would help ensure that operators adhere to the highest safety protocols, minimizing risks associated with handling and usage. 

This is in a bid to advance the implementation of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) standards and ensure the safety of CNG operations, recently held a crucial meeting with the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Executive Governor of Ogun State. 

This came on the heels of a recent accident in Abeokuta involving a CNG truck. Dr. Okeke commiserated with the governor and people of the state on the unfortunate incident that recorded one fatality and many cars and properties destroyed. 

The meeting, which took place at the governor’s office was marked by discussions on aligning state-level regulations with federal standards, enhancing safety protocols, and streamlining processes for the adoption of CNG as an alternative fuel source. 

Highlighting the significance of the collaboration between SON and Ogun State, the Director-General reiterated SON’s commitment to upholding stringent quality standards in line with global best practices. He emphasized the pivotal role of standardization in promoting consumer confidence, safeguarding public health, and fostering sustainable economic development.

Governor Dapo Abiodun expressed his administration’s unwavering support for initiatives aimed at diversifying the energy mix and reducing dependency on traditional fuels. He underscored the importance of ensuring the safety and reliability of CNG infrastructure to mitigate potential risks and promote widespread adoption across the state.