Osun state government has announced this year’s free train ride for the Easter celebration.
In a statement by the Ministry of Commerce, Cooperative, Industry and Empowerment yesterday in Osogbo the state capital, the free train ride would convey people coming for the Easter festival from Lagos to Osogbo today by 11am.
A return train will depart Osogbo to Lagos on Monday 6th April by 11am.
The statement noted that the government did this to ease movement of the people during the period of the festivity.
The Government therefore enjoined indigenes of the state to maximise the advantage of the free train ride offered them to visit home and enjoy the celebration.
The statement said, “This tradition of free train ride as introduced by the Aregbesola government is aimed at facilitating the easy movement of the citizenry wherever they are.
“And this programme takes care of both Islamic and Christian festivities.
Since its commencement, we can say confidently that it has been a boost to the economy of the state.
“It is this ease during festival periods that informed the introduction of the scheme by Governor Aregbesola.
“Therefore, it is the wish of government that our people from Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states would seize this window of opportunity by Aregbesola’s government to visit home and celebrate with their relatives.”

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