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NPF Partners firm for background check number

Acting Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu

In a bid to improve services and strengthen its collaboration with the public towards crime reduction, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) recently entered into a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with Ace of Spades Consult Nigeria Limited (AoS) to create a Police Background Check Number (PBCN) that would Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) a purpose-built civil database and update criminal records.

The PBCN would be associated with every individual’s biometric information and corporate entity’s Registration Certificate (RC) number already held by other government agencies.

Chief Executive of AoS, Ms. Arinola Amu, in a statement, said the partnership aims to digitise criminal records and provide a web portal for an online automated system of background checks and issuance of criminal records clearance certificate.

“The PBCN initiative is also aimed at creating a purpose-built civil database for the NPF by interacting with other relevant government agencies, such as the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Bank Verification Number (BVN), among others, to enhance criminal investigations through proper and accurate forensic identification of individuals, thereby giving the NPF access to real time accurate biometric data to function better,” she said.

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