Osun State government have concluded arrangements to offer free train service to its citizens travelling home from Lagos State for Easter celebration.
Those travelling from towns on the route between Lagos State and Osun State will also benefit from the free trip as approved by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
It will be at no cost to the travelers.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, which was forwarded to the Nigerian Tribune in Osogbo on Tuesday, the all- expenses paid round trip, whose objective is to give relief, will stop over at designated train stations in Ogun and Oyo States.
According to the schedule of movement, the train will depart from the Iddo Terminus in Lagos by 10am on Friday, April 19, with the expected 6pm arrival time at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park Train Station in Osogbo.
In the reverse movement on Monday, April 22, the train will depart from the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park Train Station in Osogbo at 10am with the expected 6pm arrival time at Iddo Terminus in Lagos.
This would be the second time the Oyetola’s administration n will provide free train transport for citizens going home for religious celebration. The first time was in December 2018, for people travelling home for Christmas, barely one month after the governor was sworn in.
Large number of people have benefitted from the Free Train Movement since it was initiated by the state in 2011.