Osun govt announces free train ride for indigenes in Lagos travelling home for Christmas

Osun govt announces free train ride for indigenes in Lagos travelling home for Christmas

- The Osun state government has announced a "special gift" for its indigenes in Lagos who want to go home for Christmas and New Year celebrations

- According to the government, free train ride will be provided for all the state's indigenes in Lagos

- The departure date and time for the Christmas and New Year trips have also been announced by the state government

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The Osun state government has announced that free train rides will be made available for its indigenes in Lagos who will be travelling home for Christmas and New Year celebrations.

This is contained in a statement signed by the state's commissioner for commerce, industry, cooperatives and empowerment, Dr. Bode Olaonipekun, and sighted by Legit.ng on Wednesday, December 23.

For those going home for Christmas celebration, the free train ride will depart Iddo railway terminus in Lagos on Thursday, December 24, at 10am.

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Christmas/New Year celebration: Osun govt announces free train ride for indigenes in Lagos travelling home
Osun govt announces free train ride for indigenes in Lagos travelling home for Christmas. Photo credit: Adegboyega Oyetola
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For the New Year trip, the train will depart Iddo terminus on Wednesday, December 30, also at 10am.

The free train ride will return to Lagos on Saturday, January 2, 2021, departing from Osogbo railway terminus to Iddo by 10am and 2pm.

The commissioner urged all Osun indigenes in Lagos to avail themselves of the free rail service and strictly observe the COVID-19 protocols.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria's transportation system could become a whole lot better with the speed rail that just launched, which takes people from Lagos to Ibadan with ease and without the fear of traffic associated with roads.

In a post on Tuesday, December 22, a man with the Twitter handle @dmIdavies gave a rider's experience, a review that should tell anyone what to expect with the rail service.

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According to him and the snapshot of his ticket, a ride from the Yaba station in Lagos to Moniya in Ibadan cost a sum of N2,500.

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