Osun State Government says it has concluded plans to provide free train ride for its indigenes from Lagos to Osogbo during the Eid-el- Kabir holiday.
Commissioner for Industries, Commerce and Co-operatives, Mr. Jaiyeoba-Alagbada made this known in a statement on Monday in Osogbo, the state capital.
He said the gesture was in furtherance of Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration’s commitment to the welfare of the people.
According to Jayeoba-Alagbada, the free train is expected to move from Lagos to Osogbo twice but will operate only one trip for the post-sallah return journey.
The commissioner explained that the first free train would move from Lagos on Wednesday August 30 at 10.a.m. from the Iddo Terminus to Osogbo.
Jayeoba-Alagbada also said the second free train would leave Iddo Terminus, Lagos on Thursday, August 31 to Osogbo by 10a.m.
He further said that after the holiday, the train would leave Osogbo on a single trip to Lagos on Sunday September 3 by 10. a.m.
“This we have concluded as the plan for this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festival,” the commissioner said.
Jayeoba-Alagbada said the free train provided by the government would give Osun indigenes the opportunities to return home to savour the joy of the festival with their relatives.
“This is one of the social protection projects of the Aregbesola administration; we commenced this offer more than six years ago and have not looked back.
“Even in the face of harsh financial constraints, we have strived to keep this offer going. It has offered great opportunities for our people and helped their finances as well,” Jayeoba-Alagbada said.’’