Free Train Ride: Governor Adeleke Receives Passengers In Osogbo

● I am happy to see my Governor – Passenger

It was fun and exciting moment as Eid-el kabir hoolidaymakers travelling from Lagos to Osun state through Imole free train ride as they join there loved ones. This was made possible through the efforts of the state government who offered the free train ride.

Governor Adeleke, despite the heavy downpour, was on ground at the Osogbo train station to receive the passengers who came in their numbers. Upon sighting the Governor, the passengers were so elated as they were shouting “Imole”.

The Governor, while speaking with journalists said he’s happy to receive Osun citizens who came to celebrate sallah with their loved ones as the journey will avail them the opportunity to see the good works his administration is doing in the state.

“What we did is to offer them free ride from Lagos to Osun for those who want to celebrate sallah with their families and I am happy to receive them.”

The Governor said the state is peaceful, assuring the holidaymakers of their safety while asking them to be law abiding citizens

The Governor, accompanied by the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Rev. Bunmi Jenyo and other senior government officials, expressed happiness, while welcoming the passengers, who were visibly excited to celebrate the Eid El Kabir with their families and loved ones.

Coincidentally, Senator Ademola Adeleke is the first Osun State Governor, who was physically present at the Osogbo Terminus of the Railway Corporation, Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, to welcome passengers, since the free train services commenced by Osun State government, barely fourteen years ago.

Some of the passengers who spoke to journalists appreciated Governor Adeleke for the gesture which avails them another opportunity to celebrate the sallah with their families and loved ones in Osun.

Mrs Ireti Abifarin, a widow and a mother of three described the journey as a worthwhile, saying that this was her first time of enjoying the free train ride with her children, she applauded the Osun State Government.

“My children are very happy riding in the train for the first time and also excited that they will be celebrating the sallah with their grandparents in Ikirun. Also, the government has done well for us considering the transport fare which is on high side. I thank Mr Governor.

Another traveller, Mrs Kafilat Adebayo, who spoke to us in Yoruba said she was so elated to see his Governor to receive them despite the weather.

“In fact, I am so happy to see my Governor “Imole” to receive us. This is my third time of joining the free train service from Lagos to Osogbo, and this is the first time that a Governor would come to receive us. I am so happy and I pray that God will continue to strengthen the Governor to continue leading the state. We are enjoying his leadership and we love him.”

An indigene of Ila-Orangun, Aboderin Olaide Shakiru who enjoyed the free train ride commended the Osun State Government for the gesture, noting that the gesture has saved him thousands of naira that he would have used to transport himself from Lagos to Osun State.

Explained how he got to know about the free ride, Shakiru said he got the information from friends who heard the announcement from radio. He, however, urged the Governor to continue his good works, that the people of the state, both within and outside are enjoying his leadership and government.

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