May 27, 2024

SON, Ogun State Partner to Promote Safe Use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)




The Director-General of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Ifeanyi Okeke, is spearheading efforts to promote the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in partnership with the Ogun State government following a recent accident in the state that resulted in loss of lives and property.


In a statement issued by Victor Amadi, the Head of Media at SON, it was revealed that the DG and Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State are collaborating to ensure the swift commencement of full-scale CNG operations in the state. This initiative comes in response to a recent accident involving a CNG truck in Abeokuta.


Expressing condolences over the unfortunate incident, Okeke pledged SON’s commitment to adopting and enforcing 80 CNG-related standards to ensure strict adherence to safety protocols by operators, thereby minimizing risks associated with handling and usage.


Governor Dapo Abiodun reiterated his administration’s full support for initiatives aimed at diversifying the energy mix and reducing reliance on traditional fuels. He emphasized the importance of ensuring the safety and reliability of CNG infrastructure to mitigate potential risks and facilitate widespread adoption across the state.


The discussions also delved into the broader national agenda, particularly President Bola Tinubu’s visionary “Renewed Hope” agenda, which prioritizes strategic projects like the CNG initiative. The goal is to alleviate the economic burden of fuel subsidy removal while advancing Nigeria’s transition to cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions.


Both parties reaffirmed their commitment to collaborative efforts aimed at driving the successful implementation of CNG standards and ensuring the safety and efficiency of CNG operations across Ogun State.

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