The Nigerian National Petroleum Commission, NNPC is set to deploy hundreds of city transit buses nationwide and has asked Innoson Motors to make hundreds of buses as the fuel subsidy removal is likely to hike up transport costs.
The buses made by the indigenuos car manufacturer can use both gas and diesel alternatively.
The chairman of Innoson Group, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, revealed this to journalists recently in Nnewi, Anambra state.
The CEO of Innoson group, Mr Innocent Chukwuma said: ‘I am doing city buses for NNPC. The one that will use gas. 100 units. I am producing it from start to finish. It will be purely gas. But I made it in such a way that in case there is scarcity of gas, it will use diesel. So, it can change as an alternative.’
‘I can produce electric cars and make gas its alternative. I wanted to start producing electric cars, but Nigeria is not yet ready. Immediately Nigeria is ready, I will produce it. I have made the study and trained people on it. It’s a good development and we are ready for it.’