The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has pledged to support ongoing initiatives by the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources to provide alternate energy source to Nigerians.
It said this would be through aggressive activation of Compressed Natural Gas refill stations for motorists across the country .
The Group Managing Director , NNPC , Mele Kyari, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the corporation ’ s spokesperson , Kennie Obatetu .
Kyari said the NNPC had already keyed into the gas penetration agenda as championed by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources , Chief Timipre Sylva .
He said the corporation would continue to work with other stakeholders in the industry to provide viable alternatives to petrol , which would ultimately lead to reduction in demand for the product and eventual drop in price .
The NNPC boss reiterated the commitment of the corporation towards openness and greater transparency in its operations .