In a move aimed at assisting Nigerians convert their petrol-powered vehicles to autogas, workshops have been built across the country by the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT).
Making this known at a news conference on Thursday in Zaria, Kaduna state, Bayero Salih-Farah, director-general of the institute,
said that, the institute has been working on the project for a year now and is ready to commence the conversion in the next two to three weeks.
Salih-Farah explained that the transport institute had been working in partnership with some manufacturers of the conversion kits which would be used at its workshops to enable Nigerians to have cheaper conversion from PMS to autogas.
He disclosed that NIIT have sensitised relevant stakeholders across the country at different fora on the need for Nigerians to migrate from the use of PMS to gas.
“Gas is very cheap than petrol, it is also cleaner and convenient; Nigerians will be able to save a lot of money when they convert their vehicles from petrol to autogas.
“The cost of transport will come down drastically because the money required to refill a tank using an autogas will be 40 per cent lower than the money required filling a tank using petrol,” he said.
Meanwhile, the director-general said the agency would partner with the National Information Technology Agency on knowledge sharing on some major projects of the institute adding that efforts have been intensified to make the school the leading transport and logistics institute in Africa.
The use of autogas he noted would also reduce environmental pollution in the country substantially and appealed to Nigerians to take advantage of the initiative.