…provides free train again
The Government of the state of Osun on Sunday asked eid-il-kabir holiday makers to use the opportunities offered by their homecoming to measure the magnitude of the development works going on in the state as against the campaigns of calumny which the opponents of the government have embarked on.
This was just as the government announced that it has concluded arrangements to provide free Eid-el-Kabir train services for its citizens in continuation of its commitment to making life more meaningful for the people of the state.
A statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Office of the Governor, Mr.Semiu Okanlawon, on Sunday, said the free train service would be offered between Tuesday and Wednesday.
It explained that the train would, by 11.00 A.M on Tuesday the 22nd and Wednesday, 23rd of this month convey people from Lagos to Osogbo.
He pointed out that the return journey to Lagos from Osogbo will be on Sunday the 27th by 11 A.M.
The Bureau emphasised that the gesture by the Aregbesola-led administration is aimed at facilitating a stress-free homecoming for the people during the festival.
He noted that the state government had, since 2011, been making such similar arrangements for people of the state, to travel home during festive seasons.
While wishing eid-il-kabir holiday makers successful journey back home, the statement urged them to take advantage of their homecoming to have a feel of the ongoing developments of the state.
“We encourage holiday makers to use this opportunity to update themselves about the developments that are taking place in the state as against the persistent negative media campaigns by our traducers. This is one of those opportunities they have to see things directly in order to be guided by future campaigns of calumny which our political opponents are committed to.” the statement concluded.