The Program Director and Chief Executive of the Nigeria Presidential CNG Initiative (P-CNGI) Michael Oluwagbemi says a recent study tour embarked upon by the Nigerian delegation to India will enhance collaboration and attract investments from India’s automotive industry.

He explained that the Energy Transition Program and representatives from key state transport ministries embarked on the tour to gain insights and share knowledge with India – a leader in both electric vehicles and compressed natural gas (CNG).

India has been on a clean fuel transition path since 1998 when the Supreme Court mandated a shift to clean fuels due to severe pollution. By 2001, India had widely adopted CNG across its transportation systems, despite limited domestic gas reserves and a high reliance on imported gas.

Today, India leads in CNG vehicle usage, with over 5 million vehicles running on natural gas.

Given this, Oluwagbemi stated that the goal is to adapt valuable lessons from India’s experience and expertise in CNG and electric vehicles to Nigeria’s unique context.

Additionally, the Nigerian team was exposed to India’s transition challenges and potential opportunities for job creation and innovation.

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