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Niger State set to introduce 200 CNG buses for sustainable public transportation



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The Niger State Government has officially disclosed that a fleet of 200 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered buses, recently acquired, will soon commence public transportation operations across the state.

This announcement was made public by Abdulberqy Usman Ebbo, Special Adviser on Digital Communications to Governor Mohammed Umaru Bago of Niger State, who shared this development through his verified X account platform on Monday.

Recall that this initiative follows Governor Bago’s strategic move in 2023, wherein he solidified partnerships with four distinguished companies through the signing of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) to procure 200 environmentally friendly CNG buses for N7 billion.

This decision to purchase the CNG buses was taken in response to the subsidy removal to alleviate the financial burden on citizens while promoting sustainable energy solutions.

With the imminent deployment of these state-of-the-art buses, the state anticipates a substantial enhancement in its public transportation infrastructure, fostering greater accessibility, efficiency, and environmental stewardship for its populace.