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Nigerian Army initiates conversion of petrol-powered operational vehicles to CNG



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The Nigerian Army has officially commenced its programme to convert petrol-fueled operational vehicles to eco-friendly Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), in alignment with the Federal Government’s Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative (PCNGI).

Speaking at the Nigerian Army Fleet Auto Switch kick-off, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff, represented by the Chief of Logistics (Army), Major General Erema Akerejola, emphasized the army’s vital role in the initiative due to its extensive fleet and operational needs.

This development was announced in a statement by Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, published on the official Nigerian Army X account on Thursday.

He added that during the pilot phase, 30 operational vehicles using PMS would undergo conversion, with 22 personnel slated for training in the conversion process. He further disclosed the Nigerian Army’s full willingness to cooperate maximally in this endeavour.