About Us

The Initiative

The Presidential CNG Initiative (Pi-CNG) is a component of the palliative intervention of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration directed at providing succor to the masses occasioned by the transitive hardships of the fuel subsidy removal policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Sequel to the removal of the PMS subsidy and the full deregulation of the petroleum products market, the price of PMS has increased significantly. As such there is a need to consider alternative sources of fuel, primarily CNG and EV for vehicles

This initiative is being led by these Steering Committee members and project management team


Mr. Zacch Adedeji

Committee Chairman


Mrs. Olu Verheijen

Special Adviser to PBAT on Energy


Engr. Farouk Ahmed

The Chief Executive of (NMDPRA)


Dr. Armstrong Takang

Managing Director of MOFI


Mr. Olalekan Ogunleye

The Executive Vice President of Gas, Power, and New Energy at NNPC Limited


Mr. Toyin Subair

Senior Special Assistant to the President (Domestic)


Mrs. Denike Laoye

Senior Special Assistant to the President (Finance)


Engr. Michael Oluwagbemi

Pi-CNG Program Director


Folarin Oworu

Planning & Program Coordinator


Daniella Ekwueme

CNG Value Chain Coordinator

Our Objectives


The initiative is not a pilot, rather it is an initial roll-out to stimulate the adoption of CNG for transport in line with the national policy on transportation already adopted. It is an end to end approach to CNG utilization to reduce costs and carbon emissions.

Cheaper Gas

The key objective is to drive down and manage transportation costs for Nigerians by utilizing the cheaper gas alternative that is abundant but currently underutilized in Nigeria.

Cleaner Emission

An incremental objective is to deliver cleaner alternative to PMS and Diesel fuel for transportation, and as such meet the Nigeria's National Determined Contributions commitments while capturing a precious resource that is currently being flared.

Job Creation

In implementing the program, create jobs and transfer technology locally for our teeming youths and women by supporting auto manufacturing, retrofit and conversions as well as in the development of critical gas distribution, processing and production infrastructure and facilities.


Stimulate investments in Nigeria's abundant gas market and develop sustainable markets for gas locally while growing the economy and expanding the government's revenue base.

Our Plan of Action

In the immediate term, to address the removal of PMS subsidy, we plan to deploy conversion kits, deploy bi-fuel buses and CNG tricycles alongside limited EV Buses to jumpstart an alternative energy driven mass transit systems.

OPERATION TURBOCHARGE is a two-week delivery plan. You can learn more by clicking on the button below.

Cleaner alternative to PMS and Diesel fuel for transportation