Osun State Government under the leadership of the new governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola on Thursday announced that the state government will continue the provision of free train services to convey people of the state who are willing to come home for the Christmas and New Year celebration.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives copy of which was made available to newsmen in Osogbo said that the free train tagged: Omoluabi Train’, will convey people from Iddo Terminus of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) in Lagos on December 22nd 2018 to Osogbo, Osun State Capital for Christmas celebration.
The train will also leave Iddo Terminus in Lagos on December 29th 2018 around 10am for Osogbo for New Year celebration and return the people back to Lagos on January 2nd 2019.
The statement further said people from other neighbouring states such as Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti and Kwara living in Lagos can also join the free train provided by the Osun State Government.
The government explained that the free train gesture was in continuation of the good work started by the immediate past administration in the state.
The statement therefore urged all those willing to travel with the train to make themselves available at designated centres adding that the gesture is part of the social intervention services rendered to the people by the state government.
It would be recalled that provision of free train servives started on Decmber 2010 in the state and has since been helping the people to celebrate festivities with their relations in the state with ease.
The free train service is also being provided during other festivities throughout the year.