Energy efficiency: Kaduna to ban use of high energy bulbs

Oscarline Onwuemenyi

*Energy saving bulb.

*Energy saving bulb.

23 August 2016, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Kaduna State Government said on Monday that it would soon ban the sale of high energy consuming bulbs across the state, as part of strategy to boost energy efficiency.

The state’s Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Muhammad Abdullahi made this known in an interview with reporters in Kaduna.

According to him, 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.

“We have already started moving from high-energy consuming bulbs to energy saving bulbs in ministries departments and agencies”.

Abdullahi said that the effort would cumulatively 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.

He explained that that 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.

He said that the competition was organised to source for ideas from members of the public on how to move the state forward and make Kaduna great again.

The commissioner, disclosed that Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i had since appointed Mayere as the General Manager of Kaduna Power Supply Company, a new company set up to ensure energy efficiency in the state.

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