Gas-Powered Made-In-Nigeria Buses to Hit the Road

Jelani Aliyu Director General National Automotive Design and Development Council NADDC
Jelani Aliyu Director General National Automotive Design and Development Council NADDC

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has inaugurated 2,322 Made-in-Nigeria buses fueled by gas. The buses were purchased by the Nigerian Road Transport Employers Association (RTEAN) and will be distributed among the country’s 774 local government districts.

it s very exciting to see that all the vehicles were built in Nigeria by an indigenous company,” remarked the Director-General, Jelani Aliyu, at the launch of the buses today, June 11.

“I hereby congratulate the Executive National Chairman of RTEAN, Alhaji Musa Maitakobi, for the commitment to buy the Nigerian built OMAA vehicles.”

Gas Powered Made In Nigeria BusesAliyu urged all Nigerian transport associations to follow the RTEAN‘s lead and participate in the National Gas Expansion Programme by purchasing Made-in-Nigeria buses [Gas Powered Vehicles].

What was witnessed was a testimony to the fact that the implementation of the National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) by the NADDC is yielding results.

”The CNG powered vehicles produced locally by OMAA Motors, will make transportation cheaper for the commuters and also save lives and protect the environment because it is a cleaner fuel compared to petrol and diesel.

“As one of the 195 signatories to the Paris Accord on the mitigation of greenhouse gases, Nigeria must leverage on the huge reserves of natural gases as a transition fuel.”

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