Tinubu set to commission NASENI CNG conversion centre

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is set to commission the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Conversion, Filling, Reverse Engineering and Training Centre in Utako, Abuja this Friday, May 31.

The landmark event, according to a press statement issued by the Director Information of NASENI, Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, marks another NASENI milestone in its commitment to supporting the federal government’s Renewed Hope Agenda, particularly on sustainable energy alternatives and a clean energy ecosystem.

It said, the NASENI-Portland CNG Conversion and Training Centre, a partnership between NASENI and Portland Gas Limited, is a state-of-the-art facility for the conversion of fossil fuel vehicles to CNG, a cleaner and more cost-effective alternative.

The centre, equipped with the latest technology and staffed by highly trained professionals to ensure efficient and safe conversions, is aimed at building local capacity in CNG technology,” the statement said.

“ It will offer comprehensive training programmes for technicians, engineers, and other stakeholders, fostering domestication of expertise in CNG systems and promoting the adoption of green energy solutions across the nation.

“The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NASENI, Khalil Suleiman Halilu, as part of pre-launch activities, said the establishment of the NASENI-Portland Gas Reverse Engineering Centre marks a transformative moment for Nigeria’s energy sector,” the statement added.

It explained that the CNG Centre underscores NASENI’s unwavering commitment to sustainable innovation and the development of home-grown technological and manufacturing capabilities.