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‘Why employers should go for only people with verifiable history’


Employers and recruiters have been urged to ensure that only workers with verified identities and work history are considered for employment in their organisations and homes.

This would help to reduce the growing incidents of workplace crimes and recognise outstanding behavior, according VerifyMe Nigeria (VMN), an identification and employment data reporting platform.

Founder and CEO of VMN, Tunji Oluwole, said this while pointing out that the service was conceptualised out of the need to ensure workplace transparency in the country and promote quality of work by compiling and reporting only verified employee work history where available.


“VerifyMe Nigeria is identification and employment data reporting platform that will curb workplace crime, provide additional security in our homes, and enable business to employ the right resource.

“Prior to our emergence on the scene, the standard practice was for employers and recruitment agencies to screen workers based on information supplied by the workers themselves.

This creates a credibility gap, as people will naturally proffer information that benefits their interests. As a result, insightful data is lost along the way, which the employer and sometimes even the worker, eventually pays for in unpleasant circumstances,” Oluwole stated.

Also speaking on the proposition, its Chief Operating Officer, Esigie Aguele, said the company deploys cutting edge technology to provide reporting insights to enable employers of labour make informed hiring decisions.

“Our innovative solution captures, compiles and maintains a unique and secure identity verification of each worker on the database so employers are reasonably sure of the identity of who they employ into their organisations and homes.

“It also ensures that they have access to the comprehensive work history of their employees on demand. Our portal leverages on government data points for unified identity verification and all our biometric devices meet international standards for collecting and maintaining biometric data,” Aguele said.

The idea, he added was for employers to register their workers on the VerifyMe Nigeria portal so that they have a unified database for their workers, adding: “This, in turn, will eliminate incidences of ghost workers and other human capital risks.

“With their smartphones, tablets or other internet-enabled devices, employers and recruiters can immediately verify candidate backgrounds when they present themselves for employment.”

Founded in 2013, VMN has evolved to become the leading worker verification and work history reporting company in the. Its services include: identity, address, guarantor, police’ arrest records and credentials’ verification.

It is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

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