Osun state government has announced the provision of free train transport for the citizens of the state who would want to visit the state for this year’s Easter celebration.
Apart from those living jn Lagos, those travelling from towns in the route between Lagos state and Osun state will also benefit from the free trip as approved by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, said
It will be at no cost to the travelers.
Adesina said the objective pf the free train transport is to give financial relief to the citizens and to also enable them to celebrate with their family members and loved ones.
He said the train 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.
It is the second time the Oyetola Administration 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 took office.
Millions of people have benefitted from the Free Train Movement since it was initiated by the State Government of Osun in 2011 which has since been non-stop.