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A Former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba has commended President Mohammadu Buhari for restoring the lost glory of the train services which started in 1906.
Osoba praised the president for reviving Railway services which went dead many years ago.
Chief Osoba in a statement in Abeokuta said the revival of the service as epitomized by the test run from Lagos to Abeokuta on Friday was most pleasing to him.
He said, “I told the President on Friday at the Banquet Hall at the Villa when I reviewed a book on his administration in which the Railway featured, how emotional and nostalgic i feel about the reactivation.
” I presented a picture of myself taken 61 years ago on the steps of a coach in Lafenwa on one of my trips for holiday from Oshogbo to Abeokuta.
“I also reminded the President that he (President) had told him before the he used to travel to Ifo to see his uncle by rail”
Chief Osoba expressed his happiness that what he enjoyed then by travelling from Lagos to Abeokuta and Osogbo was being reactivated in his lifetime.
The reactivation which he said will soon get to Ibadan he noted would boost the economic activities of the axis and would further ease movement of goods.