The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has revealed Federal Government’s plan to introduce solar-powered vehicles in Nigeria.
Speaking at the 9th quadrennial delegates conference of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in Abuja on Thursday, Amaechi also disclosed that Federal Government plans to introduce vehicles that can drive on land and water.
Represented by the Director, Mass Transit and Road Transport in the Ministry, Dr. Anthonia Ekpa, the Minister said the Federal Executive Council had given approval for the commencement of reduction in pollutant from vehicles in the country.
Stating that such pollutants are creating serious health issues in the country, he said the Ministry will commence the implementation of the government approval on reduction of pollutants across the country.
“Government has given the Ministry of Transportation a mandate to deliver on emission control, the reduction of pollutant from vehicles and we are beginning that immediately.
“The federal ministry of Transportation has introduced in the 2018/2019 budget what we called the solar-powered vehicles and this is coming to you. We have also introduced vehicles that can drive on water and land.
“One of the challenges that the Ministry has observed that safety is a priority and the Ministry wants you to collaborate with it and the Federal Road Safety Corp to ensure that road safety is a priority and apply the code and norms to ensure safety on our roads.”