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Gov. Abiodun launches CNG mass transit buses in Ogun 

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Governor Dapo Abiodun

The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, on Monday inaugurated 17 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Mass Transit buses in Abeokuta.  

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the CNG mass transit buses, Gov. Abiodun said that the introduction of CNG Mass Transit buses in Nigeria would revolutionise the entire transport sector of the nation. 

According to the governor, the introduction of CNG mass transit buses would reduce the hardship that many Nigerians face as a result of subsidy removal.  

Abiodun said the initiative to introduce CNG mass transit buses in Ogun was a public-private partnership with a company called Spiro. This partner company, Spiro, had previously successfully deployed this scheme in other parts of the West Africa sub-region, the governor revealed.  

He also said that Ogun was the first state to launch CNG vehicles for mass transit in the country in response to the recent removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government. 

Abiodun said that the introduction of CNG mass transit buses would reduce the cost of transportation within the state, as well as mitigate against the effect of climate change.  

Abiodun further explained that the initiative would reduce the cost of transporting goods and services as well as provide training and job opportunities for thousands of technicians and mechanics around the state. 

Gov. Abiodun explained that some of the CNG mass transit buses would be deployed on campuses to assist students while others would be assigned to transport the civil servants.  

He said some of the buses would operate along the Mowe-Ibafo-Berger axis while others would ply Kuto to Wole Soyinka train station in Laderin.  

Other routes the governor mentioned the CNG mass transit buses would operate on include Onikolobo to Idi-Aba corridor and Ita-Oshin-Adatan route. 

Furthermore, Abiodun said in the near future, the fleet of CNG buses will be expanded to provide mass transportation for residents of the state around the Sango-Ota, Sagamu, and Ijebu-Ode areas.  

 

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