FRSC urges Nigerians to embrace bicycle to reduce road crashes
Written by on June 3, 2022
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Oyo State Command, has called on Nigerians to embrace the use of bicycle to reduce crashes and number of vehicles plying the roads.
The state Sector Commander, Corps Commander, Joshua Adekanye, gave the advice during the celebration of 2022 World Bicycle Day in Ibadan on Friday.
The celebration, in partnership with the Lapet Feats International and the Oyo State Sports Council, has as its theme; ”Cycling for Health and Humanity”.
Adekanye said that bicycle, being a non-motorised means of transportation, has many other advantages which include non-emission of dangerous sustenance to the atmosphere, fitness of the body and cost effective.
He called on the Federal, State and Local Governments to create tracks for bicycle whenever they are constructing roads.
Also, the Chief Executive Officer, Lapet Feats International, Mr Olawale Samson, said that the organisation decided to organise the 25-km Ibadan Cycling Tour in order to promote cycling and other sporting events.
Samson said that cycling promotes good health, longevity and fitness.
The highlight of the day was riding of bicycle by professional cyclists to some major areas within Ibadan metropolis.