The government of Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has announced free train ride for those wishing to travel home for the 2016 Eid-il-kabir.
A statement by the Ministry of Industries, Commerce, Cooperatives and Empowerment, said the free train will convey people coming for the festival from Lagos to Osogbo on Saturday and Sunday September by 10 am each day.
The train will return to Lagos on Saturday, September 17. The takeoff time is 11 am.
A statement from the government said Aregbesola’s administration had been doing this in the last six years to facilitate easy movement during festivities.
The ministry admonished the people to make the best use of the opportunities the free train offers them because government wants them to come home and enjoy the celebration with relations.