The Ogun State Government said plans are underway to convert vehicles running on petrol to gas. In a statement issued, yesterday, by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Dapo Abiodun, dropped the hint at an interactive meeting with transport union members from Ogun Central, at the weekend.
According to the governor, the conversion project christened ‘Ogun Going Green Project’ is necessitated by the hazard posed to the environment by carbon emissions.
“It is no news that Ogun State enjoys the crisscross of gas pipelines coming from the Delta and going to neighboring countries. That is why we have a proliferation of industries in the state, and we have decided to take advantage of the network of gas pipelines. We have the Ogun Going Green Project and that project allows for the reduction of carbon emissions like it is done all over the world.
“We want to start by ensuring that our vehicles utilize other sources of fuel that will reduce the number of emissions that are the largest contributor to global warming. So, we are starting with our transportation sector.
We are going to provide them with vehicles and these vehicles and with the one they have now will be converted through a pilot project. We will be using a combination of Gas and fuel, but the fuel will only be used to start the vehicles and after that, the gas takes over,” he said.
Source: The Guardian