OONI OF IFE’S SUV NOW OPERATES ON COOKING GAS…As THLD promises to convert more Nigerians from fuel to gas
The official SUV of His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Babatunde Adeyeye Ogunwusi, was among the four vehicles converted from the use of premium motor spirit (PMS) to domestic/ cooking gas (LPG) and they were unveiled before the media by THLD International Logistic Limited on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
The ceremony took place at the temporary premises of THLD, on 79/81, Awolowo Road, Ikeja, Lagos.
The event served as a platform where the workability of the new system of powering motor engines was explained in its simplest method to the pressmen.
Other vehicles remodernised were transit buses belonging to Chisco and Efex motor lines. A car belonging to THLD was also recreated for the use of cooking gas.
The CEO/ MD of THLD, Mr. Olusegun Olajuwon, told the media that his company has perfected its plans of getting almost every vehicle in Nigeria to use domestic gas (LPG) instead of petrol and diesel.
Mr. Olajuwan said: “THLD International Logistic has come to Nigeria at the right time. The present economic recession has necessitated Nigerians looking for alternative but cheaper means of generating power via generator sets and fueling their vehicles. There is no better time than now for Nigerians vis-à-vis the governments and corporate bodies to embrace this innovation.
“Permit me to say that where Nigeria is only now getting this service, other African countries like Ghana had been using this method to power their cars and trucks for many years. The problem is not that the system is bad for us; its introduction was hampered because Nigerians are most times slow in adapting to new technologies.
“One other factor responsible for the delay was that as earlier on mentioned, the cheap nature of petrol and gas before the economic downturn. Using domestic gas to power vehicles on Nigerian roads would make the environment safer as it would in great number reduce environmental pollution.
This innovation being powered by STAG, which is one of the world’s most reliable CNG/ LPG technology based companies, would revolutionise our road transport system, culminating in lower fares for commuters.”
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of THLD, Simon Asemoh, promised the training of more Nigerian engineers on the conversion process. He added that the idea of the transfer of the technology to more engineers, apart from the over ten already trained at the conversion centers in LTV, Ikeja and HN Auto Center at Ogudu, Lagos is a move by THLD to help build the capacity of our local motor mechanics.
“The next phase of conversion would be at Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. The LGA Chairman, Mrs. Sarah L. Bali, has assented to the construction of an OEM plant and conversion center in Bassa. This is in addition to the interest being shown by various states.
“By the end of March, 2017, eighty five vehicles in Plateau State would have been converted by our team of engineers supervised by STAG’s engineers, Grzegorz Kielsa and Marek Bura. This is one of our contributions to the bettering of Nigeria’s economic and social life.”
To supplement the Lagos State Government’s push to making the aquatic state a mega-city, THLD stated that it is importing into the country its new versions of tricycles, popularly called Keke Marwa or Keke Napep. The three-wheeled vehicle would also run on cooking gas (LPG) and are fully air-conditioned for the comfort of passengers and drivers.