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‘Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) will create jobs, wealth for Nigerians’- FG 

The National Government has emphasized the significance of expanding Nigeria’s energy options to include Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), highlighting its potential to generate additional employment and wealth for its citizens. 

The statement was made by the Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), My Joseph Osanipin at a Critique/Validation Workshop in Keffi on Monday, 

According to the Naijaonpoint, the workshop was held to review and validate the newly developed National Occupational Standard (NOS), which focuses on the conversion, calibration, and upkeep of CNG/autogas-powered and electric vehicles in Nigeria. 

Osanipin stated that the creation of the NOS was a collaborative endeavor involving all key stakeholders in the Automotive industry

He spoke about the initiative serving as a strategy for diversifying Nigeria’s economy, promising increased employment prospects and wealth generation for its people. 

Speaking further, he said: 

Highlighting the significance of CNG, the director-general underscored the necessity for training, which he noted could not be achieved in the absence of a specific guideline or manual. 

Regarding preparedness, he mentioned that diverse stakeholders from various sectors had been engaged, each set to fulfill distinct roles. 

These stakeholders encompass educators, technicians, individuals currently engaged in CNG conversions, the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), and others who have collaborated to create this manual.