The Federal Government through the Ministry of Ministry of Transportation has urged Nigerians to consider bicycle as an alternative means of transportation, Newspremises has gathered.
According to Vanguard newspaper, the Director, Road Transport and Mass Transit Administration, Musa Ibrahim, made the disclosure today at a one-day stakeholders sensitization meeting held in Abuja.
Mr. Ibrahim stated that the idea is to enhance and heighten the importance of cycling in Nigeria as it will obviously lead to a drop in road crash incidences.
Speaking further, Ibrahim noted that the stakeholders sensitisation meeting is in consonance with the World Bicycle Day that is marked annually on June 3 through a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution.
According to the Director, the World Bicycle Day recognises “The uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle as a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport, fostering environmental stewardship and health” hence the United Nations 2023 World Bicycle Day theme: ‘Riding Together for a Sustainable Future’.
He noted that proponents have equally encouraged the use of bicycles as a means of eradicating poverty, furthering sustainable development, strengthening education, including physical education, for children and young people; promoting health, preventing disease, and facilitating social inclusion.