Sallah: Osun govt. to provide free train ride


Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun
Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun

The Osun State Government says it will provide free train ride to convey people from Lagos to Osogbo for Eid-el-Kabir festival.

The information is contained in a statement by Mr Semiu Okanlawon, the media aide to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, made available
in Osogbo on Thursday.

Okanlawon stated that the train would leave Lagos to Osogbo on Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 respectively by 10 a.m. daily.

According to him, the train will return to Lagos on Saturday, Sept. 17 by 11 a.m.

He explained that the free train ride was aimed at facilitating easy movement of people during the Sallah celebration.

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He said that the state government had been providing free train ride from Lagos to Osogbo during festive periods in the last six years.

He urged indigenes and non-indigenes to make use of the free train by being prompt at the train station.

“The free train was introduced by Gov. Rauf Aregbesola six years ago for Muslims during Sallah celebration and Christians during Christmas period.

“It is the wish of the Osun State Government that our people from Lagos, Ogun and Oyo trail corridors seize this opportunity to visit home and celebrate with their relatives.”