NASENI inaugurates CNG conversion, training centre in Abuja

By Innocent Raphael

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (Naseni) has inaugurated its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Conversion and Training Centre in Abuja.

The event, held on Friday, marked a significant step towards Nigeria’s commitment to sustainable energy solutions and economic diversification.

Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, representing President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the ceremony, highlighted the importance of the new center.

In his address, Akpabio emphasized that the CNG Conversion and Training Centre is a testament to the administration’s dedication to promoting cleaner energy alternatives and reducing the nation’s carbon footprint.

“This centre is not just a facility; it represents our vision for a greener Nigeria and our resolve to adopt environmentally friendly practices.

“President Tinubu’s administration is committed to advancing technology and infrastructure that support sustainable development. This initiative by Naseni aligns perfectly with our goals of improving energy efficiency and fostering innovation in our industrial sectors,” Akpabio stated.

The Senate President further noted that the Center would play a crucial role in training a skilled workforce capable of driving the CNG conversion industry.

“By equipping our citizens with the necessary skills and knowledge, we are not only creating job opportunities but also ensuring that Nigeria remains competitive in the global shift towards cleaner energy sources,” he said.

The Naseni CNG Conversion and Training Centre is designed to facilitate the transition from traditional fuel systems to CNG, which is considered a cleaner and more economical alternative.

The facility will provide comprehensive training programs, including practical workshops and theoretical courses, to equip technicians and engineers with expertise in CNG technology.

In his concluding remarks, Akpabio praised Naseni’s efforts and urged other government agencies and private sector partners to support similar initiatives.

“This is a collaborative effort, and we must all contribute to the success of such projects. Together, we can build a sustainable future for Nigeria,” he asserted.

The event was attended by key stakeholders in the energy and technology sectors, government officials, and representatives from various international organizations, all of whom lauded the establishment of the center as a forward-thinking move towards achieving Nigeria’s energy and environmental goals.

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