See What Happened When Aregbesola Provided Free Train Ride For Sallah Travelers
So, Osun Governor Rauf Aregbesola decided to provide free train ride to Osun people who are travelling home for the Sallah celebration.
As it turned out, there were more people that turned up for the free ride than there are available coaches.
That was how hundreds of the Osun-bound passengers, who had gathered at the Iddo Terminal of the Nigerian Railway Corporation in Lagos became stranded on Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reported that the huge number of passengers who turned out for the free ride were more than the available coaches.
Some of the stranded passengers, who spoke to a NAN correspondent, said they were pained at not making the trip.
They, however, commended the governor’s gesture.
Mr Jerry Oche, the Lagos State District Manager of NRC, said that the passengers available for the gesture were more than the available coaches.
Oche, however, said that special train ride would continue on Monday to convey the remaining passengers going for the Eid-el-Kabir to Osogbo as arranged by the governor.
“The first train ride left today (Sunday) at 8:38 am because of the crowd on the ground.
“We don’t want a situation where the train will be overcrowded, another train will move the remaining passengers tomorrow (Monday) with 15 coaches.
“We have moved 10 coaches today and each coach contains 96 passengers; by tomorrow, it will make a total of 25 coaches to Osun, ” he said.
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