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Ondo residency card scheme will boost IGR – Mimiko

By on July 4, 2015

The Ondo State Government on Thursday in Akure inaugurated the residency card otherwise known as ‘Kaadi Igbeayo’.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko said the card would enable the residents of the state to benefit from government’s services and facilities, as well as boost the state’s internally generated revenue.

According to him, the residency card was created to facilitate the identification of all residents of the state in order to deliver to them directly the inherent social and welfare programmes contained in his 12-point programme.

Mimiko said, “You will recall that at the inception of this administration in 2009, a 12-point programme tagged ‘A Caring Heart’ was rolled out as a guiding paradigm of our people-oriented administration.

“This underlying philosophy formed the platform for our mission to mobilise the people of Ondo State to harness all God-given resources, create and use wealth for the collective fulfilment, individual happiness and peaceful co-habitation in an environment of transparent and honest leadership.”

The governor also said that the Ondo State Civic Data Centre had been set up as the coordinating hub for the operation and management of the card as well as to render other ancillary services to the people of the state.

The CDC has its headquarters in Akure and branches all the 18 local government areas of the state.

On the significance of the project to the well-being of the residents of the state, Mimiko explained that it was a smartcard that would serve as an interface between the government and all residents, adding, “It is the instrument of access to all democratic dividends of the present administration.”