Federal Road Safety Corps, in collaboration with Sokoto state, have started an enlightenment campaign on increased use of bicycles to promote environmental safety.

FRSC spokesman in Sokoto State, Mr Salisu Muhammad-Tureta, said the campaign had been taken to schools, markets and other institutions to educate the citizenry.

He said increased use of bicycles would also help to decongest the roads, reduce carbon emission and improve healthy living of riders.

“The essence of the programme is to create awareness on the importance of using non-motorised mode of transportation,’’ he added.

He lauded the commitment of the Commissioners for Health and that of Youths and Sports in the state, Dr Ali Inname and Mr Bashir Gorau, respectively, to the drive.

Muhammad-Tureta further enjoined Sokoto State residents to imbibe the use of bicycles within the state capital and in local government areas.