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Easter: Osun govt. offers free train ride to indigenes in Lagos


The Osun government says it will provide free train ride to Osogbo for its indigenes in Lagos willing to spend the Easter holiday with their families.

Mr Adeshina Adeniyi, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Osogbo.

According to the statement, the train will depart from the Iddo Terminus in Lagos by 10am on Friday, April 19, and arrive at Nelson Mandela Freedom Park Train Station in Osogbo by 6pm the same day.

The statement said the train would have stopovers at designated train stations in Ogun and Oyo states to pick passengers.

It said the train would also depart Nelson Mandela Freedom Park in Osogbo on Monday April 22, by 10am and arrive at Iddo Terminus in Lagos by 6pm the same day.

The statement said this would be the second time the new administration in the state would be providing free train transport for Osun indigenes in Lagos coming home for religious celebration.

It said hundreds of indigenes had benefitted from the free train ride during key religious celebrations of Muslims and Christians since the previous administration of former Gov. Rauf Aregbesola introduced it in 2011.

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