The Director, Road Transport and Mass Transit Administration, Musa Ibrahim has urged the populace to embrace the use of bicycles as it lead to a drop in road crash incidences.
Goldennewsng reports that Ibrahim stated this at a one-day stakeholders sensitization meeting held in Abuja.
According to Vanguard, Ibrahim said the idea is to enhance and heighten the importance of cycling in Nigeria.
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’.
Speaking further, the Director 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.