Adewuye Adekola, a commercial bus driver, who plies Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, ordinarily could not be said to be more resourceful than his colleagues. Yet , he has something going for him the fallout of an instant inquisitiveness while on his business along his usual route, as he sighted GGL CNG filling station, Adekola veerired off for an inquiry, His bus was initially was on petrol, was later conditioned for CNG compliance.
And today, he saves at least N2,000.00 on each trip on the cost of fueling the bus, which means an additional income to him. The bus driver with excitement said I have an edge over my colleagues because on what would have cost me to fuel a full tank, I save at least N2,000.00. the result is that CNG is cheaper and it does not burn out fast. Yet, at the park we charge the same amount of fare per passenger.
This means additional income to me. Still I do not know anything called fuel scarcity. When there is scarcity of petrol, I am always on the road, doing my business, he added. Nigeria, some stakeholders noted , had often fallen vitim of perennial shortage of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), despite being a leading oil and gas exporting country. While the country refineries could not manage the situation due to dilapidation, the nation, therefore resorted to fuel imports, which is more than 80% of local consumption.
From Daily Independent