Chams PLC has announced the launch of its new innovative pensioner verification app, christened
“I’m Alive”, which uses facial biometric technology to verify pensioners from the comfort of their
The mobile app is designed to solve many identity verification challenges faced by the Government
agencies, private and Government pensioners and pension administrators nationwide.
According to the Group Managing Director Chams Plc, Mr Gavin Young, “Most private and
Government pensioners are required to verify themselves periodically so as to qualify for the next
batch of monthly pension payments. Many pensioners travel long distances from their villages and
rural locations, over multiple days and often at great expense, in order to verify themselves at local
Government offices or their nearest bank branches, which can be some distance away. This is no
longer necessary with the new Chams “ I’m Alive “ pensioner mobile app.”
“ In our society, where the elderly are a treasured part of the family hierarchy and are respected
members of their local communities, we need to ensure their safety, and particularly with such
unique beneficial technology that allows for easy use, supported by Artificial Intelligence, to detect
liveliness and pensioner authentication. At Chams, this is our way of contributing towards their
continued longevity and improved quality of life”, said Young.
He further states that “our “I’m Alive“ pensioner verification mobile solution is a perfect example of
the kind of consumer digital solution we are focusing on at Chams. It combines the latest in
innovation and technology with the ability to scale globally, whilst empowering Nigerians and
improving the quality of life”.
The first application is specifically geared towards pensioners and the company is working on a
a number of opportunities to implement the solution and its benefits into the private sector.
“We are looking to work with companies and public entities in Nigeria and Africa, to expand the
application of this technology, particularly where non-obtrusive and convenient identity verification
is required.”, said Young.