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Eid: Adeleke approves free train for Osun citizens in Oyo, Ogun, Lagos

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state has approved the free train ride for all citizens of the state residing in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states who are willing to travel down to the state to celebrate the forthcoming Eid-El-Kabir (Ileya).

The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Bunmi Jenyo, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Friday.

He said the state government has concluded arrangements for the services with the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), noting that the government aims to ease transportation stress and enable those who are interested to celebrate this year’s Ileya festival with their families and loved ones in Osun, to do so, free of charge.

“As part of his efforts to make life easier for his people, the Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has provided free train rides for Osun indigenes living in Lagos State, Ogun State and Oyo State willing to celebrate the Ileya festival with their families in Osun State.

“The Imole free train ride will depart the Iddo-terminus in Lagos on Saturday, 15th June 2024 by 10 am with stop-overs at designated train stations in Ogun and Oyo States to pick up passengers and is expected to arrive at the Osogbo train station by 6 pm.

“The return trip from Osogbo railway terminus to Lagos will be on Wednesday, 19th June 2024 by noon,” Jenyo said.

The state government therefore enjoined citizens of Osun to avail themselves of this opportunity to visit the state and assured them of adequate security inside the train.

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