BY next month, the Federal Government will commence the conversion of cars and generating plants for gas fuelling.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, spoke on NTA’s “Good Morning Nigeria” which our Abuja correspondent monitored on Monday.
Shortly after his assumption of office, he had vowed to provide alternative fuel that would be cheaper and affordable for the common man.
He had early this year pledged to provide the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG ) that will sell for about N97 per litre as alternative to the petrol.
According to him, the Federal Government will convert the vehicles free of charge as a measure to lessen the impact of the hike of petrol pump price on the populace.
Sylva insisted that vehicles can be fueled by petrol and gas with the necessary calibration.
He predicated the government’s decision for alternative as a measure to embrace clean energy to crash the demand for petrol.
His words: “The alternative we are now introducing is gas, which is definitely going to be cheaper than the subsidised rate of PMS. So, what we are trying to encourage Nigerians to do now is to convert their cars to dual fuel.
“That means your car can use either gas or petrol and that will be done for free because the government is going to ensure that you are able to convert your vehicles for free…