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The Ministry of Transportation says the National Council on Transportation has approved the commencement of a `bicycle riding’ project, as a means of transportation in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.


The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, told journalists at the end of the National Council on Transportation meeting on Monday in Sokoto.

He said that the introduction of bicycles as a means of transportation would reduce congestion on the road and also improve the health of the riders.

“National Council on Transportation is a policy making Council, if nothing else; we approved that we should do a pilot project on bicycle riding in FCT.

“This is because Abuja is the only city that has facility for bicycle riding.

“For other states who want to do it, we must provide facility before they can proceed with it; we want to separate them from the roads because some motorists are impatient.

“So, we decided that we do it in Abuja because if you check, nearly all the roads in Abuja, there are lanes for bicycle.

“Any other state that wants to go ahead can do that but they must provide lanes for bicycle so that we do not have numerous accidents,” he said.

He said that using bicycles as a means of transportation was not new adding that countries including in China, UK and others already using it.

Mr. Amaechi, who described the project as an investment, said it would also help in exercise and reduction in the number of passengers using other forms of transportation including cars within the cities.

Commenting on other project, he said that the ongoing rail projects would really boost the economy.
According to him, the Lagos-Ibadan railway construction would need about 150,000 workers before its completion.

“Construction alone that is going on between Lagos- Ibadan would really boost the economy.
“The railway work that is going on there will need about 150,000 workers and when it is done, the business it would generate would help employ people.”

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  1. Una chanji is to give Nigerians hynia by excessive bicycle riding? I regret ever voting for this useless clueless APC government. It is a shame! No be person wey chop food fit ride bicycle? Una brought hunger and now una wan use bicycle riding to kill Nigerians. It is sad!

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  2. you Oga Minister e get as your things dey do me for body any time you dey talk. So for your part of nigeria no project fit start for your time abi, only personal gain you sabi, your things no dey enter at all. Time still I beg repent and change for the good of your people make good use of this our opportunity wey you get so. No be your personal position but na our slot. Just try you hear remove shame and ego. We still like you.

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  3. Shame on you APC government, UAE who once came to borrow money from Nigeria is today talking launching helicopter taxi and you ZOO REPUBLIC is talking of launching bicycle taxi.... chai what kind of world is this

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  4. See how you are taking us back,Mr Minister

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  5. God bless u Minister Amaechi..leave idiots who are not exposed to see how things work outside Nigeria..yet they all pay for gyms..a great initiative if it will be adopted by d Nigerians.. U are doing well, just stay focused and don't be distracted..God be with u guys

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  6. God bless u Minister Amaechi..leave idiots who are not exposed to see how things work outside Nigeria..yet they all pay for gyms..a great initiative if it will be adopted by d Nigerians.. U are doing well, just stay focused and don't be distracted..God be with u guys

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