Mimiko Launches N950m Welfare Smartcard


Ondo State governor Olusegun Mimiko has launched the N950 million state welfare services management smartcard codenamed ‘Kaadi-igbeayo’ saying it will among other things stem the tide of unwarranted greed and hoarding; racketing in the pursuit of government benefits; pilfering and diversion of government materials.

Speaking at the ceremony in Akure which attracted dignitaries including the Information Minister Labaran Maku and other Ministers, Governor Mimiko said it has been tested to overcome problems that arose from the failures of previous governments’ attempt at deploying large volumes of smartcards for public services management.

“For the past four years, our administration has been practicing welfare-based, benefits-driven governance which has ensured the prioritization of certain people- oriented projects such as: the Mother & Child Hospitals; Abiye Maternal Care Centres; Mega-Primary Schools; over 650 purpose-specific and state wide community projects and countless such other efforts in road reconstruction, urban renewal and city beautification.

“The continued success of these government programmes means it is essential to better manage, further expand, and improve on the planning and execution of the programmes; hence, the need for Kaadi Igbe-Ayo.

“As a concept, ‘Kaadi Igbe-Ayo’ is a project to facilitate sustainable government service delivery to citizens of the State.

“The project will ensure that integrity; accountability; data collection and reporting; analysis and research will be possible in the planning and execution of benefits and entitlements schemes by government. [Vanguard]


  1. God blesses ondo state with our unstoppable ,unbeatable, caring hearted Governor Mimiko. May u continue 2 increase in wisdom, strength & ur love 4 d people of Ondo-state.(lJN). Among . Governors in Nigeria u stand out 2 b no. 1. Actually & virtually all d recently sacked local govt.ghost workers have no designation of duty. So, they deserve no wages period. All d projects u a commissioning & will commission a worthy of ur praises 2 God. Almighty. Thank u Mr. Governor.