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NigeriaDecides2023

N10m gas-powered OMAA buses for local assembly

…Comes with 200 liters gas, 70 liters petrol tanks

Nigeria’s emerging focus on gas as alternative to petrol for vehicles received a boost penultimate week when OMAA Global, patent owners of the new OMAA brand of mini-buses keyed into the federal government’s policy following the reveal of H-Series mini-buses in Abuja, Nigeria’s political capital and seat of government.

With the historic launch of the new H-Series range of mini-buses that comes with 200 liter capacity of gas and 70 liters of petrol during the event attended by representatives of government from the ministry of petroleum and the National Automotive Design & Development Council (NADDC), OMAA Global saisd the next move is on local assembly of the buses by the end of this year.

Describing transportation in the country as a critica factor in moving passengers, goods and services from point A to B, Chinedu Oguegbu, founder of OMAA Global and the brain behind the new OMAA commercial bus available in manual transmission and automatic transmission in future, lamented that, lack of efficient transport system constrains the economy, making productivity low, despite its role as the engine of economic growth.

This is coming at a time when the cost of doing business is high with the commercial transportation sector as one of the critical sectors in the economic and social integration value chain. Every model of OMAA bus is suitable for intra-city and school shuttle including application as a panel and an ambulance. The franchise owners say, it is offering the OMAA at a competitive introductory price of N10 million depending on customisation.

It comes as a single or dual offering (dual fuel engine system), which implies that customers can have the bus sold to them as either premium motor spirit (PMS), compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquified petroleum gas (LPG).

In terms of safety and ruggedness, it has a drum brake disc technology and solid suspension systems comparable to other competing brands in the local market.

Exterior-wise, there are central lock key systems, the tyres sits on alloy wheel or the conventional steel wheels. These two choices are strongly casted taking into consideration the peculiar rough roads that we have in the country today.

For daylight or night visibility, OMAA boasts of LED lamp, the high mount brake light with the latest timeless design. Interior-wise, customers are at liberty to decide on which seat choices to make, as it comes in three variants including fabrics or leather.

In terms of passengers comfort, OMAA is lithered with an all-round air-conditioning system both front and rear that are also adjustable from the rear in addition to the rear view mirror.

The features mentioned are in addition to other features in other vehicles like the automatic brake system (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) system. The prospective customers have to buy any of the OMAA bus with or without a DVD, the preferred size of the LCD or the reverse camera.

Customers are guaranteed of timely delivery time schedule to customers within a period of one to four month pre-order notice. Every OMAA bus is price competitive fits every budget of intending customers and offered at a very reasonable discount either for basic models or customisation.