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FCTA Endorses FRSC plans to introduce bicycle transportation

The administration of the Federal Capital Territory says it is fully in
support of moves by the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission
to make bicycle a major means of transportation in the FCT and other cities
in Nigeria.
FCT minister Senator Bala Mohammed stated this when officials of the
commission rode bicycles to his office.

The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has called on the
residents of the Federal Capital Territory to embrace the use of bicycle as
mode of transportation to improve their health and well-being.
The Minister gave this advice while receiving some Cyclists from the
Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) who paid him an advocacy visit as
part of the activities to mark the maiden edition of the National Cycling
Week, in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja. Senator Mohammed
who was represented at the occasion by the Secretary of FCT Transportation
Secretariat, Engr. Jonathan Ivoke Achara lauded this initiative by the FRSC
as it would also go along way in improving the traffic situation in the
Federal Capital City especially at peak hours.
The Minister reiterated that bicycle remains one of the few modes of
transportation with double barrel advantages of improving ones health as
well as being cost effective.
His words: “The bicycle represents an affordable means of transportation
that improves health, reduces pollution, recovers public space, quicker in
traffic congestion prone routes and reduces cost of transportation”.
He commended the FRSC for spearheading the reawakening of the use of
bicycle and directed the FCT Transportation Secretariat to ensure that all
designated pedestrian and bicycle lanes in the Federal Capital City are
well delineated to encourage the riders. The Minister at the occasion had a
test ride around the premises of the FCT Administration, Area 11, Garki I
District, Abuja.

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