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Eid-el-Fitri: Oyetola provides free train ride from Lagos

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For the third time since assumption of office six months ago, Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has provided free train ride for indigenes and others travelling from Lagos to the state for religious celebration.

The free train service will tomorrow depart Iddo Terminus in Lagos, stop over in Abeokuta and Ibadan, among others, before arriving at the Nelson Mandela Train Park Station in Osogbo at an estimated arrival time of 6pm.

On Thursday, June 6, the train will make a return trip to Iddo Terminus in Lagos, stopping over in Oyo and Ogun states after taking off at 10.00am from the Nelson Mandela Train Park Station in Osogbo.

The Supervisor for Finance, Commerce/ Industries /Cooperatives, Mr. Bola Oyebamiji, described the programme as part of the social intervention initiatives of the administration.

“It is designed to provide relief to citizens of the state travelling home to celebrate with their loved ones,” he said.

Many people, including citizens of neighbouring states of Oyo, Ogun, Ekiti, Kwara and Ondo, have benefitted from the free train programme during celebrations to and from Osogbo from Lagos, since it was initiated by Osun State Government in 2011.

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