Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State has revealed his intention to collaborate with renowned indigenous automobile company, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) in converting petrol vehicles to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
Governor Obaseki revealed this when he played host to the Chief executive Officer, Innoson Motors, Innocent Chukwuma, in Edo State.
In his words:
There is a big push to buy vehicles, but a bigger push to convert vehicles using PMS to run on gas. Edo is the gas hub of the country. We are ready to partner with Innoson to train young men and women to do the conversion. This can provide jobs for 1,000 youths. We can train youths on how to do this as we can’t continue with subsidy.
Chief Chukwuma, in his response, expressed his enthusiasm to work with the state government to achieve great heights.
According to him:
We are ready to train people to convert these cars. That is why we are here in Edo State. We will train youths on panel beating, auto mechanic, painting and electrical, among others.