A statement released by the Director of Information and Communication, Muhammad Sule, on Sunday, June 4, said the Permanent Secretary of the FCTA, Olusade Adesola, disclosed this at an event held to mark the 2023 World Bicycle Day in Abuja, on Saturday, June 3.
The permanent secretary noted that the bicycle lanes were already captured in the Abuja Masterplan.
“We need to develop them. This move will deepen the campaign to reduce the effect of climate change; emissions will be reduced if cycling is encouraged,” Adesola said.
He described cycling as an enjoyable and physically beneficial sport that should be encouraged and promoted.
”As a people, we need to imbibe the culture of riding bicycles, both as a sport, exercise, and means of transportation,” he added.
“The benefits of cycling are enormous. It can improve heart health and strengthen the limbs.”
Following the declaration by President Bola Tinubu that the subsidy is gone, queues resurfaced at filling stations nationwide while the fuel pump price and cost of transportation almost tripled.