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Govt To Encourage Abuja Residents To Be Using Bicycles

Government of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has indicated plans to encourage the residents to take to bicycle as an alternative form of transport towards mitigating the negative effects of climate change.
To this end, the government is looking at developing bicycle lanes in the provision of the arterial and district infrastructures across the city.
The Permanent Secretary, who is currently in charge of running the government, Olusade Adesola, spoke yesterday, June 3, while flagging-off the 2023 World Bicycle Day, with the theme: “Cycling – A Better Way To Enjoy the City.”
Adesola said that the Administration will pay attention to the development of the Bicycle lanes already designed in the Abuja Master Plan as it will go a long way to sustain the campaign for climate change by reducing emissions.
He described cycling as a very enjoyable sport, saying that residents will be encouraged to imbibe the culture of using this mode of transportation in the capital city.
“Cycling can be very intensive as a competitive sport or even for pleasure that you ride to the right and to the left in a very pleasant manner. The benefit of cycling is enormous, because it can improve heartbeat, strengthen the limbs, because of the walkout involved. It is a form of exercise that needs to be promoted.”
Adesola commended the Indian High Commission for its consistent support to Nigerians in organizing this very important event to mark World Bicycle Day as enshrined in the United Nations declaration.
At the event, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Shri G. Balasubramanian, said that the Indian High Commission has in the past five years, been assisting to organize the World Bicycle Day, which is celebrated on June 3 every year.
The occasion was attended by the representative of the Corps Marshall General of the Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC).

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