Popular Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu has reacted to the Federal Government’s advice, urging Nigerians to consider cycling as an alternative means of transportation.
NewsBits recalls that the Federal Ministry of Transportation had encouraged Nigerians to consider bicycles as alternative means of commuting, as part of efforts to promote a cleaner environment and healthy lifestyle.
The Director, Road Transport and Mass Transit Administration, Musa Ibrahim, who stated this at a one-day stakeholders sensitisation meeting held in Abuja, said the idea is to enhance and heighten the importance of cycling in Nigeria as it will obviously lead to a drop in road crash incidences.
Ibrahim noted that the stakeholder’s sensitisation meeting is in consonance with World Bicycle Day, which is marked annually on June 3 through a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution.
According to the Director, 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.”
Sharing the news via her Twitter handle, Yesufu lamented that the lawmakers are trying to strangle the struggling masses. She wrote, “The beautiful thing for me is that citizens are now paying attention to the political process.
“Neither the lawmakers nor executive have reduced their cost of governance. They have awarded billions to themselves and tell the struggling masses to strangulate.
“One day na one day.”