Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja
The Federal Government has acquired about 1,000 conversion kits that will change petrol powered trucks and small vehicles to start running on autogas.
It was also gathered that the kits were being deployed across the country, as the government intensified move to reduce the consumption of petrol and promote the use of gas in automobiles.
The Technical Assistant, Gas Business and Policy to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Justice Derefaka, in a response to enquiries by our correspondent in Abuja, said government had explored solutions to address barriers to the deployment of its autogas scheme.
Derefaka doubles as the Programme Manager, Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme, as well as Programme Manager, Autogas, National Gas Expansion Programme.
He said, “As a way to address the barrier, we have about 1,000 conversion kits for trucks and smaller vehicles to be deployed nationwide in the fourth quarter of