Free Train Ride: Commuters laud Oyetola

By Adebowale Adebukola

Scores of commuters who arrived Osogbo, the capital city of Osun State through the free train ride initiative of the Gboyega Oyetola administration has praised the Governor for the kind gesture.

The free train which was designed to bring travelers from Lagos and Ibadan to Osun State for the festive period arrived the popular Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo filled with passengers.

The correspondent who was at the scene interviewed some of the passengers who were elated and thankful for arriving safely for the Sallah celebration.

One of the passengers, Mr Oyewole who came with his family from Lagos, said he is happy to have used the train service devoid of the stress associated with road transport during festive period.

Another passenger, Mrs. Sadiat expressed her happiness that the present government continue the free train ride programme which started under former Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

“I really commend the administration of Mr Oyetola for continuing from where Aregbesola stopped. I could have spent more traveling with my children and besides, the problem of traffic hold up would have made the journey less interesting as many people would be traveling at the same time for Salah celebration”.

“We sincerely appreciate the continuity of the free train ride. It is one of the dividends of democracy. Long live Nigeria, Long live the State of Osun”. She concluded.


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