Lagos — Egbin Power Plc, the owners of the Egbin Power plant in Lagos, says it would roll out electric vehicles and bicycles for use by workers as part of its contribution to the Federal Government’s alternative energy drive.
The chairman of the board of directors of the company, Mr Temitope Shonubi, disclosed this, according to a statement by the company.
Shonubi said the idea of the electric vehicles was to encourage clean energy use and ensure safety of the environment, adding that 20 buses and 500 bicycles would be brought into use for workers within the Egbin facility.
According to him, every walk-to-work, bike-to-work and drive in electric buses in the Egbin premises will remove emission of 3.78 metric tonnes per day of carbon dioxide from about 150 cars, amounting to 1,379.7 metric tonnes per year.
He maintained that the question to be asked concerning the use of the electric vehicles is how this will work in the face of poor power supply in the country. “The question people will ask is that I don’t even have electricity, so how can I use electricity for my car? I would assure you that with what the minister (of state for Petroleum) has said and at the end of the day, we will play our role.
“Once the TCN (Transmission Company of Nigeria) can evacuate the power we are generating; it simply means that there will be more power out there,” he said.