Saturday, December 16, 2017

Law To Ban Petrol Vehicles Coming In 3 Years – Sen. Tinubu

Senate Committee Chairman on Environment, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu has said the committee in three years will sponsor a bill banning vehicles that run on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).

Tinubu said it is the responsibility of the Senate to promote legislative superstructure that will help the nation achieve Green economy.

She spoke at the 10th Anniversary of National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) and 11th National Stakeholders’ forum themed: “Environmental Governance, a key to achieving green economy,” held at the weekend in Abuja.

She said: “When we are discussing the environment and greening the economy for sustainable development, there has to be a legislation on ensuring all industries in Nigeria are running on green fuel, solar energy and other alternative systems.

“We need to strengthen NESREA. We also need a law that says in the next three years, all automobiles in Nigeria must use gas and other non-fuel systems, fuel cells, solar power and the rest.

“The time to set the framework is now, if we don’t do that now we would delay dooms day, other countries have setup their green policies economies and Nigerians cannot drive their cars to such countries. India today, all the tricycle and all the public transport systems go on compressed gas.

“The standard needs to be set in Nigeria. The European Union (EU) have set their own standards that in less than 10years, we would not have anything to do with petroleum products as sources of fuel except compressed natural gas or natural gas as it is in the air.

“If we don’t get it right through the law and penalties set in that law that will punitively punish those who disobeyed it, we would not get to where we want.”


  1. Is Nigeria ripe for this

  2. They live in a different reality and stay under the influence of something very strong.
    Unemployment everywhere, bad infrastructure, terrible health care facilities, security problems and so many other problem of the masses, not a priority.
    They just want to live fine according to the gospel of whatever drug they are on. They assign security to themselves by virtue of position and looted fund, they don't care about anyone else.

  3. Pls oh I just bought my car will ,there be any refunde Mrs know it all talk about other things like power system stop talkimg rubbish

  4. Hmmm. What will happen to all the cars you have?

  5. Even Europe and US that are spearheading the idea of going green are not trying to phase out Petrol run cars in 3yrs. They are put things in check like charging stations and improving the electric cars to run longer with better batteries. It's a long gradual process. But what is Nigeria doing to go green because obviously like always they will be importing these electric cars. Not a damn thing other than fools come on media saying petrol run cars will be phased out in 3yrs. Just goes to show the clueless bunch of retards that run Nigeria