By Farida Usman
Some business operators in Kano have revealed that electricity generators that have been converted from petrol to Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) are cheaper to use for their business activities.
The gas-powered generator users said this in an exclusive interview with Daily News 24 reporters on Wednesday.
A generator mechanic, Yakubu Muhammad observed that most generators users now have converted their engines from petrol to gas.
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“Most of our customers prefer gas converted generators, because 50% of our customer use the gas converted generators and 50% of them use the fuel generators,” he said.
“Despite the fact that there is rise in gas price, our customers believe it’s cheaper for them to use gas instead of petrol, because they say one litre of petrol lasts for only three hours, while one kilogram of gas can last up to five hours,” Mr Muhammad added.
Also, another generator user, Hamza Shehu, who runs a business communication center, also testified that using gas is cheaper for his business than petrol.
“Well, despite the rise in gas price, I prefer the gas converted generator. This is because I used to spend N5,000 daily to buy petrol, but now I only spend N1,700 for gas daily, which is obviously more affordable,” Mr Shehu said.