Nigeria: Resident card for benefits

Published: 24/Jul/2015
Source: This Day Live

One of the highpoints of the inaugural speech of the Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko in February 2009 was his desire to know the people of the state by their names, profession, where they live and other relevant information about them. When the governor made the promise at the Akure Township Stadium that was filled to the brim, many people doubted that the plan will be implementated.

However, the introduction of Residency Smart Card popularly called ‘Kaadi Igbe Ayo’ had actually revealed the mind of the governor and made the mission of identifying all residents of the state possible for him. This is because all holders of the card would be known to the institution of the state government of which Mimiko is the chief driver. The card as explained by the governor was to facilitate the identification of all residents of Ondo State so as to deliver to them directly the inherent social and welfare programmes contained in his 12-point agenda.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Internal Citizenship
Regions: West Africa, Nigeria
Year: 2015