The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Zamfara Sector Command has advised Nigerians to cultivate the habit of cycling to improve their health and help mitigate global warming.
Speaking to reporters during the celebration of World Bicycle Day 2022 in Gusau on Friday, Sector Commander Iro Danladi called on teachers, students and parents to cycle while commuting to their schools and work places.
He said it would help them harness the huge benefits of using bicycles for transport, among other non-motorized means of transport.
Danladi recalled that the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly on April 16, 2018 resolved, among other issues, that the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of bicycles in use for more than two centuries should be recognized.
The global body then declared June 3 each year as World Cycling Day.
Danladi said greener means of transportation are simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally friendly and also promote environmental stewardship and health.
He said to mark the day that a team of runners, FSRC personnel, special marshals and members of the command’s NYSC Road Safety Club, joined by the Zamfara State Commissioner for Works and Housing, Rabiu Garba, along with other invited dignitaries, would cycle. some roads.
The sector commander implored the public to imbibe greener means of transportation for their better health and a greener environment.
He said it was better than motorized means of transport which emit greenhouse gases responsible for global warming.