Tinubu to inaugurate NASENI CNG Conversion Centre May 31

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By Sylvester Thompson

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) says arrangements have been concluded for the inauguration of its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Conversion, Filling, Reverse Engineering and Training Centre in Abuja.

The Executive Vice Chairman of  NASENI, Mr Khalil Halilu, disclosed this while addressing a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to him, President Bola Tinubu is expected to perform the inauguration on Friday.

He said that NASENI was committed to supporting the Federal Government’s Renewed Hope Agenda, particularly on sustainable energy alternatives and a clean energy ecosystem.

Halilu said that NASENI-Portland CNG conversion and training centre was a partnership between NASENI and Portland Gas Limited.

“It is a state-of-the-art facility for the conversion of fossil fuel vehicles to CNG, a cleaner and more cost-effective alternative.’’

According to him, the centre which is equipped with the latest technology and staffed by highly trained professionals will ensure efficient and safe conversions that will build local capacity in CNG technology.

Halilu assured that the facility would also offer comprehensive training programmes for technicians, engineers and other stakeholders, fostering domestication of expertise in CNG systems and promoting the adoption of green energy solutions across the nation.

The executive vice chairman said the establishment of the NASENI-Portland Gas Reverse Engineering Centre would mark a transformative moment for Nigeria’s energy sector.

He said that the CNG Centre underscored NASENI’s unwavering commitment to sustainable innovation and the development of home-grown technological and manufacturing capabilities.

“At NASENI, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and providing affordable, eco-friendly fuel alternatives to Nigerians.

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“The initiative is expected to significantly reduce vehicular emissions, contributing to cleaner air and a healthier environment,” he said

He said that the adoption of CNG would offer economic benefits by reducing fuel costs for consumers and creating new job opportunities in the Nigeria’s green energy sector. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Remi Koleoso and Chijioke OKoronkwo

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