The Senate may soon enact a bill ensuring that vehicles start to run on alternative fuels other than petrol, The Sun reports.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment, Oluremi Tinubu, dropped the hint, yesterday, at the 11th National Stakeholders’ Forum, on the theme, “Environmental Governance, a key to achieving a green economy,” in Abuja. Represented by the Committee’s Vice Chairman, Foster Ogolor, Tinubu said the implications of gas emissions to the ozone layer were such that Nigeria must follow other progressive nations in adopting suitable policies to curb the occurrence.
According to her, “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.”