By Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola has approved free train transportation from Lagos to Osogbo, the state capital for the citizens of the state travelling home for Easter celebration.
Also, people travelling from towns on the route between Lagos state and Osun state will benefit from the free trip.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, said the all- expenses paid round trip, whose objective is to give relief, 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.
This would be 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 assumed office.
Millions of people have benefitted from the Free Train Movement since it was initiated by the State Government of Osun in 2011. It has continued non-stop.