01 October 2014, Lagos – The Lagos State government could save N12.7billion annually by using energy saving appliances in its ministries, parastatals, and other institutions soon, its Commissioner for Energy Resources, Taofiq Tijani, has said.
Tijani, who spoke during the 2014 Edition of the Energy Conservation Month in Lagos, yesterday, said the government has the capacity to save N12.7billion yearly by using energy saving bulbs and appliances in its offices.
He said the government is saving 978,906 Kilowatts per hour(kwh) annaully, by switching to energy saving bulbs in its secretariat, adding that plans are underway to conserve energy to its barest minimum level.
He said the Energy Conservation Month initiative was launched lin 2013 as a Behavioural Change Campaign to enable residents imbibe the habits of conserving energy at homes and offices.
He said the campaign dubbed ‘Conserve Energy, Save Money’ (CESM), ran throughout the 31 days in the month to ensure efficient usage of energy in the state.
He said: “We are persuaded that when people understand the benefits of energy conservation to their own personal finances, it will make adoption of the practice easier.”
He said this year’s edition will witness the commissioning of the Energy Academy, the opening of the 8.8megawatts(Mw) Independent Power Plant in Lagos Mainland by Governor Babatunde Fashola, the launch of Improved Lagos Energy Calculator App among others.
– The Nation