Do you have a bicycle? If no, you should consider getting one as the Federal Road Safety Corps has advised Nigerians to do some bicycle riding as an alternative mode of transportation.
This call was made by the Public Enlightenment Officer of the FRSC in Enugu State, Mr. Lucky Ebikefe, on Monday, June 5, 2019 in commemoration of the United Nations World Bicycle Day.
The Public Enlightenment Officer of the FRSC in Enugu State praised the benefits of bike-riding
Ebikefe made this known at a rally organized in a collaborative effort with the Enugu Cycling club. According to him, bicycle riding offers enormous health benefits, creating a longer life span and enhancing mental health. It also helps in easing traffic by reducing the number of vehicles driving on the road. Ebikefe said:
“Bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport,”
Participants of the rally went a number of kilometers riding bicycles across the state.
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June 3rd was declared World Bicycle Day at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly which took place in April, 2018. This was done with the aim of encouraging people to make use of bicycle in their daily lives for staying healthy and bringing about development in society.
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