Group Seeks Delay in Implementation of ECOWAS Fuel Grade,
James Emejo in Abuja this morning address the Association of Motor Dealers of Nigeria (AMDON) has urged the federal government of Nigeria to request for a delay in the implementation of the Proposed ECOWAS Fuel Grade and Vehicle Emission Standards Regulations, which is expected to be in operation from January 1, 2021.
The association further asked the government to independently review perceived errors in the regulations and address them to provide accurate assessment of the multi-billion-dollar costs and benefits, particularly in the light of the current financial stress occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, instability in the global oil market and recession.
Addressing journalists at a media briefing in Abuja over the weekend, National President of AMDON, Mr. Ajibola Adedoyin warned that the proposed ECOWAS directive would not only hurt the Nigerian economy, but also further impoverish Nigerians.
He said the government should first develop a realistic implementation and funding plan for the costs to avoid a disappointing failure later in achieving the targeted environmental goals.
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