Nigerian Army to Power Vehicles With Natural Gas

The Nigerian Army has signed an agreement with the Presidential Compressed Natural Gas Initiative (PCNGI) to convert 30 of its petrol-powered vehicles to CNG-powered capabilities.

They will collaborate with the National Institute of Transport Technology to facilitate the vehicle conversions.

A two-week conversion technology training for 22 of the army’s engineers will also be facilitated by the institute.

The move comes in response to the Standard Organisation of Nigeria pushing for CNG use in road vehicles and related technologies.

Cleaner Nigeria

Nigerian Army Public Relations Director Major General Onyema Nwachukwu said the change aligns with the force’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

Nwachukwu added that the conversion to green energy is expected to be cost-effective in the long run.

In 2022, the army signed a deal with energy giant SIDIL Group to build renewable energy generators in 107 of its barracks and encampments.

The project is set to generate 3.7 gigawatts of decentralized energy.

It is estimated that 16.4 percent of Nigeria’s total electrical capacity is renewable energy, with a complete transition by 2050 estimated to cost around $4 billion.

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