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Energy Transition: Kwara Government Partners With P-CNGi For A Cleaner Environment

The Kwara State Government has committed to partnering with the Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative (P-CNGi) to promote a cleaner environment as part of efforts to mitigate the impact of the fuel subsidy removal by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Speaking, at the North Central 2 and South West 2 Stakeholder engagement event held at the E-Phoenix Hotel in Ilorin, the State Capital, the Commissioner for Energy, Engr. AbdulAzeez Kola AbdulGaniy, highlighted the benefits of compressed natural gas (CNG).

“Compressed natural gas is one of the cleanest and cheapest fuels available today, reducing harmful emissions that can lead to environmental hazards,” he said. “Additionally, CNG helps car engines last longer and saves money.”

The Commissioner emphasized that this partnership would improve the livelihoods of citizens by promoting a safe and healthy environment through the adoption of CNG.

Engr. AbdulQuawiyy Olododo, the Commissioner for Works and Transport, announced that under the leadership of Governor Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Kwara State will commission its first Compressed Natural Gas Station on May 29, 2024.

He added that several initiatives for conversion, training, and new fueling stations will be rolled out, creating more employment opportunities across the State.

Engr. Micheal Oluwagbemi, the Director of the Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative, praised President Tinubu for the initiative, noting that it aims to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal and improve citizens’ living standards.

Mrs. Omolara Obileye, the Business and Strategic Manager of the initiative, listed the States benefiting from this phase of the presidential incentives, including Lagos, Rivers, Kwara, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Enugu, Ekiti, Nasarawa, and Kogi.

Alhaji Najim Yasin, Global Vice President of the International Transport Federation, expressed appreciation to President Tinubu, Governor AbdulRazaq, and all stakeholders for their support and commitment to this important initiative.

By Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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