A car-assembling plant has been built at Igbo-Ukwu in Aguata LGA of Anambra state to produce buses.
The first roll-out of buses from the plant have been branded as OMAA T Series.
Uniquely designed as a dual gasoline and natural gas-powered vehicles, the buses are said to be more cost-effective than the more commonly used gasoline cars. They are also designed to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) which is available in Nigeria.
According to Chinedu Oguegbu, the Chairman of the company, the bus can be used for passenger, school shuttle, cargo transport, ambulance, and logistics services as well as serve as utility vehicles for businesses.
Oguegbu said the product will “revolutionize not just the transportation industry, but the energy industry in Africa, by transforming the way we utilize the abundant energy resources available to us, namely natural gas,” adding that he is relying 100 percent on local talent.
He said- “It also means that electricity, transportation and even food prices will go down,’’ stating that the OMAA T Series being unveiled will reduce 30-40 percent costs for transporters.
“For most fleet operators gasoline cost is the largest operating expense. Imagine how this would translate to cost of transport or total cost of doing business across the value chain?
“This means that we build healthier and more sustainable communities as we grow.
“We are proud to showcase our completed state-of-the-art assembly plant today equipped with modern tools and passionate human capital as we strive to make a difference in producing natural gas-powered buses,” he said.