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In recent times, you may have noticed a gradual global shift towards a greener economy as the harmful effects of greenhouse emissions continue to rise. At Treepz, we recognize this shift and we are taking giant steps to reduce our carbon footprint.
As part of our continued efforts to “Go Green” and help Nigeria contribute its quota to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are elated to announce that we have partnered with FEMADEC Group to deploy natural gas-powered mass transit buses in Lagos, Nigeria.
FEMADEC Express Ltd, a subdivision of FEMADEC Group, specializes in compressed natural gas-powered mass transportation and logistics. With compressed natural gas (CNG) being identified as a viable source of sustainable energy, its use as a vehicular fuel is said to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% compared to oil-based fuels like petroleum.
There’s no denying that the transportation sector has been a major contributor to these harmful greenhouse emissions we mentioned. According to the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), road transport is responsible for 50% of the greenhouse gases emitted from the transport sector in Nigeria. Given the robustness of this finding, it is important that we support governmental efforts by adopting safer, eco-friendly transport options.
Speaking on the partnership which has kicked off with buses plying different routes in Lagos, Johnny Enagwolor, President and Co-founder of Treepz Inc said;
“Together, Treepz and FEMADEC can help promote decarbonization in Lagos and cushion the impact of petrol scarcity when it arises. With more environmentally-friendly buses on our roads, we will greatly reduce harmful vehicular emissions that pose a health risk to us”
According to Mr. Fola Akinola, CEO of FEMADEC Group, this partnership forms part of the company’s strategy to promote a greener African transport ecosystem.
He said: “Working with like-minded partners like Treepz will help us achieve our sustainability goals. Through this partnership, we look forward to playing a driving role in green transport innovations in Nigeria’’.
Through this partnership with FEMADEC, we are also actively supporting the Federal Government’s autogas policy which was launched by President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2020.
Recall that last month, Treepz Ghana launched an electric bus programme to further improve the quality of transport options and reduce CO2 emissions. This was announced to kick off in partnership with the state-owned bus service network in Ghana.
As we expand our service in the three core markets and seek partners in new African countries, especially in Southern and Northern Africa, we will continue to execute our “Go Green” strategies and promote sustainable transportation.