“N400 Per Passenger”: Gas-powered Buses Begin Operations in Nigeria Ahead of Christmas

“N400 Per Passenger”: Gas-powered Buses Begin Operations in Nigeria Ahead of Christmas

  • The CNG-powered buses have commenced operations along the Mowe-Ibafo-Berger Lagos axis of Ogun state
  • The bus will operate on a similar schedule from Mondays to Saturdays and another schedule on Sunday
  • The transport fare on the CNG-powered bus will cost between N200 to N400 maximum

Legit.ng journalist Zainab Iwayemi has over three years of experience covering the Economy, Technology, and Capital Market.

Ogun state has witnessed the commencement of operations of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses along the Mowe-Ibafo-Berger-Lagos axis of the state.

The bus tagged 'DapoCNG Bus' started operating on Monday, December 4, 2023.

Bus stops at different locations

Gbenga Dairo, the state's commissioner for transportation, said the buses will operate ahead of the introduction of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along the axis with bus stops at Mowe, Ibafo, Magboro, Arepo, and New Garage in Berger.

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In a Guardian report, Dairo explained that the buses will operate between 6.00am and 9.00pm from Mondays to Saturdays.

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He, however, its operations will be from 7.00am to 6.00pm on Sundays.

Dairo said that transport fares on the CNG-powered bus cost between N200 to N400 maximum.

The commissioner noted that stakeholders have worked together to ensure the smooth take-off of the scheme.

He said:

“Expectations are quite high, the services are much anticipated, and the timing of start of operations with Christmas activities at the RCCG camp much valued by commuters.”

He urged commuters along that axis to patronise the buses. According to him, they are convenient, safe, and affordable.

Governor Dapo Abiodun had earlier referred to the deployment of CNG Technology and E-Mobility as a better alternative during the launch on October 30.

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Recall that President Bola Tinubu announced Nigeria's forthcoming deployment of 100 electric buses.

He said the move will be pivotal as the country moves towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future.

The president also said Nigerians will be able to fuel their vehicles for N230 per kilogram after converting their vehicles.

Fuel subsidy: Innoson Motors releases gas-powered vehicles

Legit.ng also reported that Nigeria's indigenous car manufacturing company, Innoson Motors, released the country's newly mass-produced compressed natural gas buses.

Innoson unveiled the vehicles at its factory in Nnewi, Anambra state.

The company said on its Facebook page that the vehicles range from trucks, mini-buses, ambulances, and long buses.

Source: Legit.ng

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