The death has been announced of Engr. Mrs. Florence Seriki, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Omatek Venture Plc, one of Nigeria’s pioneer and foremost indigenous Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), that specializes in the manufacturing of computers and other ICT devices.
The news of her death was announced this morning by Adebiyi Fashoyin, a close confidant and former Head of Corporate Communications at Omatek Computers.
“Good night, Amazon! The heavens are blazing forth, the death of the Princess! You were ahead of your time in spite of your humility and simplicity. Nigeria, nay, Africa lost an enigma, who gave me my first chance in Management. I am consoled that you named one of my children after yourself; Omatule. Death, where is your sting? I weep! I also smile at your timeless legacies. You were my friend, my boss and confidant. Your short but well accomplished life, is better than a century without a name.. RIP, Mrs Florence Seriki, OFR,” Adebiyi announced via his Facebook page.
Until her death, Engr. Mrs. Florence O. Seriki, MFR serves as Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director of Omatek ventures Plc. She is a notable Entrepreneur and Industrialist who started Omatek Ventures Plc about 25 years ago. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the first Completely knocked down Computer Factories in Nigeria and Ghana.
She is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers. Nigerian Computers Society (NCS) and the Institute of Directors. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University).
Seriki is touted as Nigeria’s IT Amazon and has over a 150 national and international recognition awards; she has led Omatek in the last 25 years to become Nigeria’s only publicly quoted computer company; and helped to create massive Local Youth Employment/Empowerment in the technology industry and has enabled Technology Transfer and increase in Local Content.
She was a former President of the Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN)