By Juliet Umeh
Digital Identity Technology and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) company VerifyMe has partnered with Lagos-based job portal and career platform Jobberman to increase capacity and create jobs for young Nigerians.
The duo said Nigerian youth deserve better jobs, especially in the tech space, despite the current challenges of COVID-19.
The association will see Jobberman recruiting verification agents from each area of state and local government en masse to potentially create more than 30,000 jobs. This initiative marks Nigeria’s largest investment in developing last-mile authentication capabilities and underlies VerifyMe’s commitment to building the trusted infrastructure in Africa.
VerifyMe Nigeria CEO Esigie Aguele said: “We are happy to announce this partnership with Jobberman with the goal of increasing capacity for our last mile checks across the country, but also to create jobs and provide opportunities for people from all walks of life. This comes immediately after our growing stakeholder interest in identity verification and KYC as the standard for regulatory compliance and an anti-fraud measure and loan. Unsurprisingly, VerifyMe has seen significant demand for services in KYC, biometric verification and verification of claims against money laundering and CBN.
Furthermore, this partnership is important as it marks a departure from common verification industry practice. The status quo is to recruit unskilled or unskilled personnel to carry out these critical investigations with serious implications for the integrity of the data provided.
“We are optimistic that this collaboration between VerifyMe and Jobberman, two market leaders with proven pedigree experience in their fields, will empower all stakeholders to build the relationships of trust they need to secure their business transactions,” added Aguele.
Speaking to Jobberman, Hilda KabushengaKragha, CEO of Jobberman, said: “We are excited to partner with VerifyMe on this monumental project that will employ 36,000 young people across the country.
Jobberman has set himself the ambitious goal of linking three million Nigerian youth to jobs in the next five years, and this partnership is a firm step forward in this direction. ”
VerifyMe Nigeria is building Africa’s digital trust infrastructure with a hybrid of technology and an anti-money laundering process (AML) and CBN Tier III system. VerifyMe’s suite of services gives decision makers the tools to assess customer suitability for financial services and more.
More than 10,000 corporate organizations, including banks and government agencies, use VerifyMe’s digital trust infrastructure for their business.
VerifyMe’s identity verification capabilities include direct access to Nigerian Identity Management Corporation (NIMC), bank verification number (BVN), and driver license databases.