Published On: Wed, Mar 23rd, 2016

Easter: Aregbesola Announces Free Train Ride In Osun

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By Dipo Awojobi – The Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has announced free train ride for indigenes of Osun State for the Easter celebration.
Governor of Osun State

Governor of Osun State

Mr. Aregbesola said the measure was part of its Government’s continued commitment to the welfare and well-being of the people of the State.

In a statement by the Ministry of Commerce, Cooperative, Industry and Empowerment on Wednesday, the Government said “the free train ride would convey people coming for the Easter festival from Lagos to Osogbo on Friday 25 by 10am.

“A return train will depart Osogbo to Lagos on Monday, March 28 by 11 am,” it said

The statement noted that the government did this to ease movements of the people during period of the festivity.

“The Government therefore enjoined indigenes of the state to maximise the advantage the free train ride offers them to visit home and enjoy the celebration.

“This tradition of free train ride as introduced by the Aregbesola government about five years ago is aimed at facilitating the easy movement of the citizenry wherever they are.

“And this programme takes care of both Islamic and Christian festivities. Since its commencement, we can say confidently that it has been a boost to the economy of the state.

“It is this ease during festival periods that informed the introduction of the scheme by Governor Aregbesola.

“Therefore, it is the wish of government that our people from Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states would seize this window of opportunity by Aregbesola’s government to visit home and celebrate with their relatives.”

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