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The Director General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr Jelani Aliyu, MFR, has highly commended the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) on the procurement and commissioning of 2,322 Made-in-Nigeria Gas Powered Buses into their fleet.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony of the 2,322 CNG powered buses procured for the 774 local governments by the association, he mentioned that it was very exciting to see that all the vehicles were built in Nigeria by an indigenous company, and he congratulated the Executive National Chairman of RTEAN, Alhaji Dr. Musa Maitakobi, for the committment to buy the Nigerian built OMAA vehicles.

The DG further called on all transport associations in the country to emulate the RTEAN and key into the National Gas Expansion Program by patronizing Made-in-Nigeria Gas Powered Vehicles.

The DG mentioned that what was witnessed was testimony to the fact that the implementation of the National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) by the NADDC is yielding results, Mr Aliyu also noted that the CNG powered vehicles produced locally by OMAA Motors will make transportation cheaper for the commuters and also save lives and protect the environment because it is a cleaner fuel compared to petrol and diesel.

Aliyu added that as one of the 195 signatories to the Paris Accord on the mitigation of greenhouse gases, Nigeria must leverage on the huge reserves of natural gases as a transition fuel.