The Osun state government has announced the provision of free train ride for its indigenes from Lagos to Osogbo during the Eid-el-fitr holiday.
Ismaila Jaiyeoba-Alagbada, the state commissioner for industries, commerce and co-operatives, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Osogbo.
Jaiyeoba-Alagbada said the free train would leave Iddo terminus in Lagos to Osogbo on Saturday June 24 by 10a.m. and return to Lagos on Tuesday June 27 by 11a.m.
He said the train would also pick passengers along Ogun and Oyo corridor.
Jaiyeoba-Alagbada said the service was in continuation of the commitment of governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration to making life more meaningful for the people of the state.
He said the free train service, which commenced in 2011 during festive periods , is also aimed at facilitating a stress-free homecoming for the people during the festival.
The commissioner urged indigenes of the state who wish to come home to celebrate Eid-el-Fitr to make use of the opportunity of the free train service.
“We encourage holiday makers to use this opportunity to update themselves about the developments that are taking place in the state,” he said.