federal government has stated that the earlier information that diesel and petrol automobiles owners will pay N250,000 for autogas conversion is wrong.
Technical adviser on gas business and policy implementation to the minister of state for petroleum resources, Justice Derefaka told journalists on Friday that his previous statement that vehicle owners will pay N250,000 for autogas conversion was not correct.
Derefaka however reversed himself the autogas conversation for vehicle is free and the government aims to convert 1 million vehicles to run on autogas by the end of 2021.
Derefaka, “I granted an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily where I stated that the auto conversion of vehicles to run on gas will amount to N250,000 and Nigerians will need to pay for that. That statement is not correct, it’s wrong.
“On that note, I would like to state the true position which has been made by my boss, the honourable minister of state of petroleum resources, Dr Timipre Sylva and of course, being corroborated by the group managing director, Mallam Mele Kyari, that government will convert those vehicles for free to Nigerians, and we are looking at 1 million vehicles by the end of 2021.”