State Minister of Petroleum Resources

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, says the Federal Government will from October begin converting the cars and generators of Nigerians to run on gas.

Sylva said this will be done free of charge for all Nigerians to cushion the effect of the hike in pump price of petrol.

According to him, cars are capable of running on both gas and petrol.

The minister said the move would reduce carbon emissions as well as the demand for Premium Motor Spirit otherwise known as petrol.

Sylva said the Federal Government launched a similar pilot scheme with commercial tricycles in Port Harcourt which they converted to gas and it was successful.