From Petrol To Gas : NADDC Set To Commence Accreditation Of CNG Conversion Workshops To Ensure Safety

From Petrol To Gas : NADDC Set To Commence Accreditation Of CNG Conversion Workshops To Ensure Safety

National Automotive Design and Development Council set to commence accreditation of CNG conversion workshops.

The move is to ensure safety and standard amid plans let Nigerians use CNG as an alternative and cheaper transportation fuel.

NADDC aims to sensitise converters on the guidelines for the CNG powered vehicle conversion to ensure best practices.

About one million CNG-powered vehicles expected to be produced by 2027 while over N3b investments would be realised in the sector.

From Petrol To Gas : NADDC Set To Commence Accreditation Of CNG Conversion Workshops To Ensure Safety - autojosh

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has concluded arrangements to commence the accreditation and certification of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered Vehicles Conversion Workshops in Nigeria.

The move is to ensure safety and standard amid efforts by the Federal Government to create enabling environment for the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as an alternative and cheaper transportation fuel.

The Director General NADDC, Mr. Oluwemimo Joseph Osanipin, disclosed this at a Stakeholders Engagement Meeting held at Transcorp Hilton Abuja on Wednesday 15th May, 2024.

Osanipin, who was represented by the Agency’s Director Research, Dr. Fidelis Achiv, said that the meeting was to sensitise the converters on the guidelines for the CNG powered vehicle conversion to ensure best practices are followed in the conversation procedure.

The NADDC boss further stated that the workshop was necessitated by the sensitivity and inflammable nature of gas as a source of energy utilised at both domestic and mobility levels.

“You are all aware that the NADDC as the regulatory agency of the automotive industry is providing and creating an enabling environment for the use of CNG as an alternative and cheaper transportation fuel, and last year His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu launched the Presidential Compressed Natural Gas initiative as a successor to the National Gas Expansion”.

He also solicited the support of all relevant stakeholders to ensure that the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Tinubu on clean and alternative energy consumption is successful, as NADDC will not compromise quality service delivery in any workshop.

“Therefore, Nigeria must leverage on those natural gas resources and transform it to energy that will drive the automotive wheels of Nigeria and over the years, the Council organised sensitisation and awareness campaign on the safety and benefits of using AutoGas (CNG) as an alternative fuel to petrol and diesel,” he said.

In his remarks, the programme coordinator, regulatory compliance and facilitator, presidential compressed Natural Gas initiative (PCNGi) Engr. Zayyanu Tambari Yabo echoed the request for stakeholders cooperation to ensure the success of the PCNGi.

He added that by 2027, about one million CNG-powered vehicles would be produced while over three billion naira (N3 billion) investments would be realised in the sector.

Major Stakeholders who participated in the meeting were the Federal Ministries of Industry Trade and Investment, Finance & Transport. Agencies that participated includes Standards Organisation of Nigeria, FRSC, NMDPRA and NITT.

From the Private Sector were representatives from Nord Motors, Context Global, Greenvill LNG, Autobahn Motors, Plantries Energy Group, Innoson Kiara Academy, Vgian etc.

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