Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has approved free train ride for its citizens living in Lagos, to commemorate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir (Ileya) celebration.
The gesture is in continuation of its practice during festive periods.
The government said those travelling from towns on the route between Lagos State and Osun State would also benefit from the free trip.
A statement from the Office of the Chief Press Secretary said the free train transportation will convey holiday makers from Iddo Terminus of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Lagos to Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo.
The schedule of movement indicates that the train will depart the Iddo Terminus in Lagos by 10a.m. on Friday, August 9 and will be expected to arrive at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park Train Station in Osogbo by 6pm of the same day.
For the return journey, the train will depart the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park Train Station in Osogbo at 10am on Tuesday, August 13, and arrive at the Iddo Terminus in Lagos by 6pm, of the same day.
Since assumption of office about eight months ago, the administration of Governor Oyetola has been providing free train services during festive periods to meet the needs of the people of the state, who might not be able to afford the cost of transportation during festive periods.