The Osun state government has offered free Christmas and New Year train services for its citizens who would want to return home to celebrate with their relatives.
A statement from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Co-operatives and Empowerment on Thursday, said the offer is to lessen the financial burden during the yuletide.
It also said that the free train ride is in line with the Rauf Aregbesola administration’s tradition of facilitating convenient movement of its citizen in and out of the state during festive seasons.
The statement read in part, “The Osun government is extending the welfare gesture to residents despite financial hardship faced by different governments of the federation.
“The train would, by 11.00 a.m. on Saturday December 24, 2016, convey people from Lagos to Osogbo. The return journey to Lagos from Osogbo will be Tuesday the 27th of December by 11 a.m.
“The train will also resume the services of conveying people from Lagos to Osogbo for the New year celebration by 11 a.m. Saturday December 31st 2016 and by same 11 a.m. Monday 2nd of January 2017 return to Lagos from Osogbo.”
The statement urged indigenes of the state to maximize the opportunity of the free train ride during the festive period.