President Muhammadu Buhari To Lunch Autogas Scheme Very Soon
President Muhammadu Buhari To Lunch Autogas Scheme Very Soon.
The Federal Government Has concluded plans to launch Nigeria’s autogas scheme in Abuja on December 1, 2020.
The Catalyst for Nigeria’s Economic Renaissance, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim, said the scheme would be launched virtually by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim said that the autogas scheme and increased domestic utilization of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) would create about 12.5 million direct and indirect jobs for Nigerians.
He said: “We need about 500, 000 conversion engineers in the next 90 days to ensure that the retrofitting of the vehicles go as planned. Fifty conversion centres are currently upgrading for mass conversion and training.
“The scheme aims at training entrepreneurs in the techniques,skills and production of domestic gas accessories -burners, cookers, stoves and kiosks for the LPG micro-distribution centers.”
He also said: “The trainees would acquire the skills
to build small scale foundries at the local government levels, appreciation of basic metallurgy, acquire the skill of the art, science and practical skills of fabrication, learn business management and marketing techniques, learn the principles and practices of Health Safety and Environment issues and understand the principles of Quality Management and assurance.