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About Us
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About Us

“We are empowering Africans by driving social and financial inclusion!”

VerifyMe is building the Nigerian trust infrastructure by offering digital identity and verification services to a wide range of industries and the retail market. Licensed by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), our verification services are available by API or via our full-service Managed Verification Platform.

Our customers can leverage our services to enable contactless customer onboarding, confirm National Identification Number (NIN), Bank Verification Number (BVN), and Driver’s License (FRSC) and secure e-commerce transactions using our AI-powered facial recognition and liveness detection technology.

All our verifications are compliant with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Tier III and Anti-Money Laundering (AML), we give decision-makers the tools to assess suitability for financial services and employment.

Vision

To enable growth through
trust.

Mission

To digitize Africa’s identity for secure online delivery.

Our Story

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It all began in September 2011, when Olutunji Oluwole employed “Francis” as his cook. Six months later, after a nice dinner, he and his family passed out. Eighteen hours later, they regained consciousness to find that “Francis” had poisoned and robbed them blind.

Several weeks later, Olutunji found out that “Francis” had gained employment in the same estate with another family as “Joshua”, with a completely different identity and an altered employment history.

He had begun poisoning his new employers, aided by the housemaid who had been employed with the family for 4 years.

To prevent this from happening to anyone else, Olutunji Oluwole founded VerifyMe Nigeria Limited to prevent work-related crimes and to apprehend notorious workplace criminals.

Our Timeline

Executive Team

Esigie Aguele
Co-founder /CEO

Esigie is responsible for fulfilling the company vision and mission and developing strategic solutions for long-term growth.

Prior to VerifyMe, he served as Portfolio Manager for Enterprise/Solution Architecture (EA) pipeline bids at B3 Group.

He is an enterprise architect (CEA), Engineer, and operations expert with significant expertise leading public sector business transformation projects in the United States.

Esigie studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Howard University.

Olutunji Oluwole
Founder/Executive Chairman

Olutunji provides top-level leadership to VerifyMe, building strong business relationships with key stakeholders.

A visionary and astute businessman, he has worked on various high-profile deals and businesses both locally and internationally. 

Olutunji is a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, Lagos Chamber Commerce and Industry and the Nigeria-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Brandon Wang
Chief Information Officer

Brandon leads the strategy and implementation of VerifyMe’s information technology services across all business lines.

Before working with VerifyMe Nigeria, he served as a Systems Engineering and Operations Manager at the United States Federal Aviation Administration.

Brandon holds a BA in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis and is a Certified Enterprise Architect, Project Management Professional, and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Architect. 

Strategic Partners

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We are a licenced with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and have access to ID data of over 60 million Nigerians via the National Identity Number (NIN).
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The Nigerian Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) is one of our enabling partners and provides access to data of over 40 million Nigerians through the Bank Verification Number (BVN).
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We are a trusted partner of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and have access to all Nigerian Drivers’ Licence data.

Investors

Consonance Investment Managers is an early-stage and growth investment firm that helps entrepreneurs build leading companies across Sub-Saharan Africa.