Osun State government has identified rural transformation as a key to overall development of the state and stride towards attainment of six-point integral action plan of the present administration in the state.
The state helmsman, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, stated this while inaugurating 25 out of 60 projects for rural communities across the 30 local government areas of the state including Area Office, Modakake-Ife.
The projects which was executed under the Phase 2 of Replication of Unicef Community Development Initiative Programme and Osun State government in conjunction with local government areas was aimed at enhancing standard of living of rural dwellers.
Inaugurating electrification project in Anarun and a palace in Agberire communities in Iwo Local Government Area of the state, Governor Aregbesola, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Water Resources Rural Development and Community Affairs, Mr Kunle Ige, noted that government was keen to rural development for overall transformation of the state.
Governor Aregbesola, who said the facilities had the potential of improving standard of living of rural dwellers, urged people of the area to guide the project jealously.
While maintaining that his administration would continue to make welfare of his people as centre piece, adding that the state had witnessed unprecedented transformation in all facet of human life.
In a remark, the Executive Secretary, Iwo Local Government Area, Alhaji Kamorudeen Alao, said the present administration in the state had resolved to position rural communities for economic development through provision of basic facilities.
Alao maintained that government would rehabilitate the roads that links other communities to Iwo, to give them opportunity to transport their farm produce to the market, calling on the rural dwellers to support government in its bid to advance the course of rural communities in the state.