Eid-el-Fitr: Osun govt. offers free train service for indigenes


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Osun Government on Saturday, announced that it would provide free train service from Lagos to Osogbo for indigenes its indigenes willing to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr in the state.

The government announced this in a statement in Osogbo by Mr Bola Oyebamiji, Supervisory Director for Ministry of Finance, and Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives.

According to the statement, the free train service will depart the Iddo Terminus in Lagos on Monday, with stopovers at designated train stations in Ogun and Oyo states to pick passengers.

It said that the train was expected to arrive at the Nelson Mandela Train Park Station in Osogbo at 6 p.m.

The statement said that the train will make a return trip from Osogbo to Iddo Terminus in Lagos at 10 a.m. on Thursday, with stopovers at designated train stations in Oyo and Ogun to pick and drop passengers.

It said that the free train service offer was the third by the new administration in the state in providing for indigenes in Lagos going home for religious celebration.

It explained that the gesture was part of the government’s social intervention initiatives for the people.

“It is designed to provide relief to citizens of the state travelling home to celebrate with their loved ones,” it stated.

“Millions of people, including citizens of neighbouring states of Oyo, Ogun, Ekiti, Kwara and Ondo, have benefited from the free train programme since it was initiated by Osun Government in 2011”, the statement added. (NAN)

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