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NYSC boss praises SystemSpecs

Remmy Nweke

LAGOS State Co-ordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs Clara Aramide Babatunde, has praised leading indigenous software house, SystemSpecs Limited, over its retention rate of corps members after their service year.


This came as SystemSpecs has disclosed that out of the 42 corps that served with the firm 28 were retained.


Mrs. Babatunde made this commendation at the end of her official visit to the company, saying the software house deserves an award for the retention rate.


With this and other supports from the firm, she noted, SystemSpecs has contributed immensely to the development of NYSC in the state.


She also urged the firm to continue in that stead, even as she said that there is urgent need to computerise the activities of NYSC in the country and Lagos State particularly.


According to the state coordinator accompanied during the visit by the Assistant Director, Public Relations, Mr. Bayo Adenaya, old files on corps are no longer accessible due to lack of computerised data.


“We shall also be delighted to computerise operations on corps so as to retrieve old files,” she noted.


She therefore, called on corporate organisations to emulate SystemSpecs in supporting NYSC for posterity.


Pointing out that the permanent site of NYSC in the state would require assistance from corporate entities.


“Any company that assists by building a hall, it would be named after the company,” she asserted.


Welcoming the guests earlier in his speech, the managing director, SystemSpecs Limited, Mr. John Obaro, informed that the firm established 14 years ago, has its products deployed by over 200 organisations.


He also said that about 42 corps have served in the company and out of this figure, 28 of them have been retained based on performance.


Consequently, he requested for a formal letter with respect to solicitation for support for the computerisation and permanent site of NYSC in Lagos State.


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