Sallah: Despite Financial Handicap, Osun Provides Free Train Service


The Osun Government on Sunday said it would provide free train ride for its citizens who would be traveling to Osogbo from Lagos for the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

This is contained in a statement issued by Semiu Okanlawon, the media aide to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, and made available to journalists in Osogbo, the state capital.

According to the statement, the free train service would convey people from Lagos to Osogbo on Tuesday and Wednesday at 11:00 am.

It stated that the return journey to Lagos from Osogbo would hold on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 11: a.m.

The media aide said the gesture by the state government was aimed at facilitating a stress-free homecoming for the people during the festival.

It noted that the state government had, since 2011, been making such similar arrangements for the people of the state to travel home during festive seasons.

The statement also urged the travelers to take advantage of their homecoming to assess the ongoing developments in the state.

“We encourage holiday makers to use this opportunity to update themselves about the developments that are taking place in the state as against the persistent negative media campaigns by our traducers.

“This is one of those opportunities they have to see things directly in order to be guided by future campaigns of calumny which our political opponents are committed to”, it said.



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