The government of Kaduna State said that it would soon ban the sale of high energy consuming bulbs, as part of strategy to boost energy efficiency.
Muhammad Abdullahi, The Commissioner for Budget and Planning Kaduna State, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Kaduna.
He said a state-wide campaign would be carried out next year for electricity consumers in the state to move to energy saving bulbs, before the ban is effected.
According to him, “We have already started moving from high-energy consuming bulbs to energy saving bulbs in ministries departments and agencies”.
He said the effort would save N360 million, representing 30 per cent of the amount spent on light bills and fuelling of generators annually by electricity consumers in the state.
Abdullahi explained that the strategy was an idea postulated by Dr Abdulkarim Mayere, who came third in the “My Great Kaduna Competition” organised by the state government in 2015.
The commissioner, disclosed that Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i had since appointed Mayere as the General Manger of Kaduna Power Supply Company, a new company set up to ensure energy efficiency in the state.
He also said that plans are on ground to generate electricity from domestic waste, adding that the idea was also developed during the competition by Lwahas Adoniram, who emerge the best.
He added, “Adoniram suggested that waste could be converted into huge employment opportunities with the local construction of turbines powered by domestic waste.