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SON SETS TO COLLABORATE  OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT  ON CNG STANDARDISATION.

In a bid to advance the implementation of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) standards and ensure the safety of CNG operations, the Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Ifeanyi Okeke and the OGUN state Governor, prince Dapo Abiodun is set to
collaborate in an  efforts,  aimed at driving the successful implementation of CNG standards and ensuring the safety and efficiency of CNG operations across Ogun State.
This came on the heels of a recent accident in Abeokuta involving a CNG truck.  Okeke commiserated with the governor and people of the state on the unfortunate incident that recorded one fatality and many cars and properties destroyed.
The meeting, which took place at the governor’s office was marked by discussions on aligning state-level regulations with federal standards, enhancing safety protocols, and streamlining processes for the adoption of CNG as an alternative fuel source. He informed the Governor that SON has elaborated and adopted 80 CNG-related standards that would help ensure that operators adhere to the highest safety protocols, minimizing risks associated with handling and usage.
Highlighting the significance of the collaboration between SON and Ogun State, the Director-General reiterated SON’s commitment to upholding stringent quality standards in line with global best practices. He emphasized the pivotal role of standardization in promoting consumer confidence, safeguarding public health, and fostering sustainable economic development.
Governor Dapo Abiodun expressed his administration’s unwavering support for initiatives aimed at diversifying the energy mix and reducing dependency on traditional fuels. He underscored the importance of ensuring the safety and reliability of CNG infrastructure to mitigate potential risks and promote widespread adoption across the state.
The discussions also touched upon the broader national agenda, regarding President Bola Tinubu’s visionary “Renewed Hope” agenda, which prioritizes the implementation of strategic projects such as the CNG initiative. The aim is to alleviate the economic burden associated with the removal of fuel subsidies while simultaneously advancing Nigeria’s transition towards cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions.
 The partnership between SON and the Ogun State Government is poised to serve as a model for other states in Nigeria, fostering a conducive environment for innovation, investment, and socio-economic progress.
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