In an effort to curb the deleterious effects of global warming on the lives of the citizens of Bauchi State, Governor Bala Mohammed has approved the production of locally energy-friendly stoves amounting to 4 million naira.
State Commissioner of Environment and Housing, Hamisu Mu’azu Shira who disclosed this at a press briefing in Bauchi on Thursday, said the produced stoves will be distributed to civil servants in the state at an affordable price.
Hamisu Shira explained the idea is to start with workers who will act as opinion leaders in the process of adoption of the stove by the larger population of the state.
The Commissioner said the move will help Bauchi State earn the trust of development partners, especially in the area of fighting global warming of climate change.
“This initiative would be replicated in the entire state so as to meet internationally accepted best practices in terms of energy consumption in the light of growing concerns for global warming. We have desk officers of in each ministry, department and agency of the state.”
To Shira, the government subsidised the original price of the stove by sixty percent and it will be made available to all cadres of workers in the state.
The Commissioner explained that the stove neither uses Diesel nor Kerosine but briquette made from processed domestic waste.
He said with this innovation, people are bound to make money from hitherto valueless waste that in most instances, affluent individuals pay waste collectors to evacuate it from their homes.