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The Osun State government yesterday said it would offer free train ride from Lagos to Osogbo, the state capital, for this year’s Eid-el-Kabir holiday.


A statement by the Commissioner for Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives, Ismail Adekunle Jayeoba-Alagbada, said the gesture is part of Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration’s commitment to the welfare of the people.

The statement said the free train ride will depart Lagos twice for Osogbo and operate only one trip for the post-Sallah return journey.

It said: “The first train moves from Lagos on August 30 at 10 am from the Iddo Terminus in Lagos through Ogun and Oyo states to Osogbo. Another one leaves at the same time on August 31 through the same route down to Osogbo.

“After the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, the train leaves Osogbo on September 3 for Lagos. This, we have concluded, as the plan for this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festival.”

The government hoped the free train ride would give Osun indigenes the opportunities to return home to celebrate the festival with their relatives.

The statement said: “This is one of the social protection projects of the Aregbesola administration. Since we started this over six years ago, we have not looked back. Even in the face of harsh financial constraints, we have strived to keep this offer going convinced it has offered opportunities for people and helped their finances.”

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